More to the Story

More to the Story

From the critically acclaimed author of Amina’s Voice comes a new story inspired by Louisa May Alcott’s beloved classic, Little Women, featuring four sisters from a modern American Muslim family living in Georgia.

When Jameela Mirza is picked to be feature editor of her middle school newspaper, she’s one step closer to being an award-winning journalist like her late grandfather. The problem is her editor-in-chief keeps shooting down her article ideas. Jameela’s assigned to write about the new boy in school, who has a cool British accent but doesn’t share much, and wonders how she’ll make his story gripping enough to enter into a national media contest.

Jameela, along with her three sisters, is devastated when their father needs to take a job overseas, away from their cozy Georgia home for six months. Missing him makes Jameela determined to write an epic article—one to make her dad extra proud. But when her younger sister gets seriously ill, Jameela’s world turns upside down. And as her hunger for fame looks like it might cost her a blossoming friendship, Jameela questions what matters most, and whether she’s cut out to be a journalist at all...

Title:More to the Story
ISBN:9781481492096
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  • CW (The Quiet Pond) ?

    Read my review of this book on my blog, The Quiet Pond.An incredibly wholesome and wonderful middle-grade story about illness, pursuing your ambitions, and family and sisterhood.- Follows Jameela, a P...

  • may ?

    Book 11 completed for #RamadanReadathon🥺💗🥺💗🥺💗a muslim middle grade retelling of Little Women 🥺💗🥺💗🥺💗this is so bloody precious 😭😭😭...

  • Kate (GirlReading)

    4.5* A heartfelt, wholesome read and an absolute delight from start to finish. This was a truly wonderful, modern day Little Women retelling. The story superbly explored topics such as family, religio...

  • ?Ameerah?

    So wholesome and lovely. I didn't expect to enjoy this as much as I did. Friendships, sisterhood, togetherness, family and love. ❤...

  • Afoma Umesi

    I ADORED THIS BOOK from the very first sentence–I just knew it would be good. And I was right. More to the Story is a heartwarming, charming middle-grade novel about sisterhood, family, and followin...

  • Abby Johnson

    This heartfelt, contemporary story about four Muslim American sisters in Georgia was inspired by Little Women and is a really fun read for fans of that classic book. I loved picking out the imaginativ...

  • halfirishgrin

    This was such a lovely book about four sisters in a Muslim family dealing with some difficult things! I loved the main character, Jameela, and her relationship with everyone in her family. From her ov...

  • Lynn

    Although based on Louisa May Alcott's beloved Little Women, Hena Khan's juvenile fiction novel takes readers on a journey that's both new and informative. Following the antics of a close-knit American...

  • Dee Dee G

    Great story with an ending I didn’t see coming. ...

  • em/zainab

    this is such a beautiful story. i'm crying 😭💗...