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 dangerous--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.
Ask Me No Questions / Marina Budhos
“…Narrator Abby Craden expertly depicts family, friends, and cold officials. Especially notable are her portrayals of the family’s daughters…Craden captures everything the reader's eye would see on the printed page—especially that aside or extra word that adds further clarity to the written word. The moving story illustrates people and lives affected by our nation’s immigration policies. Craden's warm and insightful delivery adds to the learning experience for young listeners.” EARPHONES AWARD WINNER ~AudioFile (S.G.B.)