This beautiful story will be added to my fourth grade library to start the new school year in August. I am also planning on using it as a mentor text when teaching key objectives that students need to master. Students are more engaged and will learn more from a story that they can relate to their own lives and experiences. I encourage every teacher of upper elementary grade levels to make this a part of their classroom library!
Excuse Me Ma'am, Excuse Me Sir: I'm Amina an All-American Girl
Shayma Mustafa, author
Have you ever been asked, "Where are you from?", simply because you look or dress differently? Although Amina was born and raised in America, she is constantly asked the same question because she doesn't look "American". Being American means being different. So, join Amina on her adventure through different states; highlighting America's beauty and embracing its many scenic features yet remaining ONE United States. Because in the end, like every state is one of a kind, so is every American, including Amina!