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BHAI FOR NOW

​JUNIOR LIBRARY GUILD GOLD STANDARD SELECTION

 

2022 MUSLIM BOOKSTAGRAM AWARD FOR BEST MUSLIM MIDDLE GRADE BOOK

 

BANK STREET COLLEGE OF EDUCATION BEST CHILDREN'S BOOK OF THE YEAR (2023)

2024 TEXAS LONE STAR READING LIST

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A fresh and fun new spin on the Parent-Trap story, by Indies Introduce author Maleeha Siddiqui

Ashar is busy with the ice hockey team, studying to get into the best school, and hanging out with his friends.

Shaheer and his father are always moving, following his dad's jobs. Shaheer has given up hope of finding a place where he can put down roots, a place that feels like home.

The two boys have nothing in common.

But when they meet on Shaheer's first day at his new school, it’s like looking in a mirror.

They quickly figure out that they're twins, separated as babies. And they are determined to do whatever it takes―including secretly switching identities―to get to know the parent they've been separated from.

This is the story of two long-lost brothers who, while they might not like each other, just might need each other. Bhai For Now is by turns heartwarming and hilarious, and with an unforgettable Muslim family and friendship story at its core.

"A Parent Trap redux that doesn't disappoint...A delightful tale of family love and complexity."

- Kirkus Reviews
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Edited by: Emily Seife

Cover Illustration: Javeria M. Talha

Cover Design: Omou Barry

"...A quick-moving slice-of-life novel with warm relationships, a focus on community, and nostalgia appeal."

- Publishers Weekly (PW)
“An uplifting, culturally inclusive, and lively exploration of family bonds.”

- School Library Journal (SLJ)
"A compelling and emotionally resonant story with a satisfyingly outlandish plot. Give to fans of Gordon Korman's realistic fiction."

- Booklist
"This is an engaging read that balances humor, suspense, and genuine feelings of insecurity and betrayal."

- School Library Connection (SLC)

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