The Magical Reality of Nadia (The Magical Reality of Nadia #1)Featured
Nadia loves fun facts. Here are a few about her:
• She collects bobbleheads -- she has 77 so far.
• She moved from Egypt to America when she was six years old.
• The hippo amulet she wears is ancient... as in it's literally from ancient Egypt.
• She's going to win the contest to design a new exhibit at the local museum. Because how cool would that be?!
(Okay, so that last one isn't a fact just yet, but Nadia has plans to make it one.)
But then a new kid shows up and teases Nadia about her Egyptian heritage. It's totally unexpected, and totally throws her off her game.
And something else happens that Nadia can't explain: Her amulet starts glowing! She soon discovers that the hippo is holding a hilarious -- and helpful -- secret. Can she use it to confront the new kid and win the contest?
From political satirist and comedian Bassem Youssef, aka The Jon Stewart of the Arab World, and author Catherine R. Daly comes a humorous and heartfelt story about prejudice, friendship, empathy, and courage.
Includes sections of black-and-white comics as well as lively black-and-white illustrations throughout.
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.