Ask Me No Questions Author:Marina Budhos "You forget. You forget you don't really exist here, that this isn't your home."Since emigrating from Bangladesh, fourteen-year-old Nadira and her family have been living in New York City on expired visas, hoping to realize their dream of becoming legal U.S. citizens. But after 9/11, everything changes. Suddenly being Muslim means you are danger... more »ous -- a suspected terrorist.When Nadira's father is arrested and detained at the U.S.-Canadian border, Nadira and her older sister, Aisha, are told to carry on as if everything is the same. The teachers at Flushing High don't ask any questions, but Aisha falls apart. Nothing matters to her anymore -- not even college.It's up to Nadira to be the strong one and bring her family back together again.« less
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Highly recommend this for 7th-9th grade or lower reading level. Writing is accessible and the read moves quickly. A solid, alternative view of what it meant to be Muslim in this country in the post 9/11 environment. Author reminds the reader that 9/11 happened to everyone and every child wants to feel safe, to have her family and to be accepted.