Parents' Guide to

Omar Rising

By Lucinda Dyer, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Inspiring story of students rising up to fight an injustice.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this book.

Community Reviews

age 8+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 7+

Nice choice for a book club

We liked this because it delivered a positive message. We first listened to the audio book during a family trip and are going back to read the book from the beginning for a book club.
age 8+

Great title, excellent book.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (1 ):

This is a simply told and inspiring story with powerful messages about friendship, community, shared values, and coming together to challenge inequality. While author Aisha Saeed's Amal Unbound had a tough storyline about involuntary servitude, Omar Rising is a gentler story with easily relatable characters dealing with situations that will be familiar to many readers: being the new kid in school, feeling out of place, or trying your best in a class but still getting a disappointing grade.

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