A school where the kids get a say in the curriculum? Yes please!
Savaal can’t wait for sixth grade to begin. Although timid and new to the public school system, she’s looking forward to making new friends. She’s also excited about her “future global advocates” class where the teacher lets the students tackle real-world issues like racism and come up with actual solutions!
As a Pakistani-American pre-teen girl, she’s glad for the unique learning opportunity. But mostly, she just wants to fit in. However, when her new friends Eliana and Hassan clash with each other over differing cultures and viewpoints, she’ll be put to the test.
If Savaal and her friends are to find common ground, they’ll have to learn to listen to and celebrate each others’ stories. But what will Savaal do when others’ beliefs and upbringings conflict with her own? Follow Savaal as she learns to find her voice, bridge differences, and start questioning the world around her and how she fits into it.
Perfect for reading at home or in school, Savaal teaches kids about cultural acceptance, social justice, and fitting in when you’re different. Filled with curiosity and wonder, it’s sure to delight and enrich its readers, page after page.
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Kiran Masud is a Pakistani-American educator. She is a graduate from Rutgers
University’s Graduate School of Education where she earned her master’s degree in
Education. She is also a Fulbright scholar for global classrooms where she promotes
the need for global competency. She has been awarded several “Grammy” awards for
her riveting performances while driving. More seriously, the title she wears with the most
pride is “Phuppo”- making her an aunt to her four favorite humans. Although proud to be
raised in Queens, and a current resident of New Jersey, she considers herself a global
citizen. Savaal marks her debut as an author.