Book Review: Sadia

By Colleen Nelson

4.5 Stars 

Sadia portrays the narrative of a Syrian Muslim girl named Sadia who lives in Winnipeg. She is a freshman at Laura Secord Secondary School. As well as having a great passion for basketball and self-assurance in who she is. Though Mariam (her best friend) strives to fit in with the popular group, even if that means changing herself. However, when tryouts for the basketball team are revealed, Sadia takes the chance. Her ability is self-evident. Yet her headscarf, on the other hand, is perceived as an issue, particularly when a racially biased policy forces her to choose between removing her hijab or doing what she loves. In addition to coping with Mariam, who spends less and less time with Sadia and, when she does, exits her presence with a witty remark. Sadia meets a new friend named Amira, who has fled Syria due to the ongoing conflict. Although addressing all of these circumstances has made Sadia's hands full, will she be able to fix everything? 


Additionally, my viewpoint of the book is that it is exceptional. The array of characters and personas presented is excellent. In addition to being relatable and inclusive at times. In addition to addressing subjects and ideas that have been discussed globally, which have changed our viewpoint on a range of concerns. Furthermore, the plotline has been written extremely well, giving the reader a better knowledge of what is going on. In addition, the description of Sadia's culture/faith is accurate; however, minor details are lacking. Aside from that, the core message is really powerful and astounding. As a result, I would suggest this book to children aged 12 and over.


Reviewed by Zaynab 

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