I am not usually a fan of books about bullying, because they are not realistically done. Jason is a great example of what a real bully looks like: generally likable, not suspicious looking to teachers, but underhandedly mean for no particularly good reason. I loved that Nadia stood up to him, and that most of her friends did as well. Adam's reasons for going along with him were also absolutely spot on for a 6th grader. It was also nice that Jason changed his ways when Nadia made him understand more about the situation of descendants of immigrants... which is everyone who doesn't have a Native American background! The school project was a great way to showcase these topics. The inclusion of a bit of history about the Egyptian Spring (2011, when Nadia was a baby!) was also interesting.
Our 6th grade social studies curriculum includes Ancient Egypt, so this is great for my students who really, really like that topic, since there are a lot of elements of that culture as well as more modern Egyptian culture.
Like Mendez's On These Magic Shores or Arnold's The Year I Flew Away, this combines magic components with more serious social issues. The inclusion of cartoon panels makes this a lot of fun, and will appeal to readers who enjoy graphic novels.