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More to the Story: 12/13/21

More to the Story

More to the Story by Hena Khan is a middle grade retelling / reimagining of Little Women. This time the sisters are an American Muslim family living in Georgia.

It's told from the point of view of Jameela "Jam" Mirza who wants to be a journalist and is currently the features editor on the school newspaper. She and her three sisters are upset and stressed by their father needing to take a job overseas. Then at home the youngest daughter is diagnosed with cancer.

The novel follows Jam as she tries to balance the demands of family, her missing father, her sick sister, a cousin moving here from England, with the stresses of school work, newspaper deadlines, and an editor who rubs her the wrong way.

I've only read Little Women once as a child. I didn't like it and haven't been interested in rereading it. What kept me reading here was Jam's strong voice, her observations on being a Muslim American, and her close knit family. All the sisters in this version have more agency than the original ones.

Five stars

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