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Omar Rising by Aisha Saeed – Book Review

 

Title: Omar Rising
Author: Aisha Saeed
Publisher: Nancy Paulsen Books
Release Date: February 1, 2022

Omar, a son of a servant, has an opportunity of a lifetime. His scholarship to Ghalib Academy Boarding School can provide him with the education, resources, and network to change is place in Pakistani society. When Omar arrives, he quickly learns that his status as a scholarship student prevents him from benefiting from the amazing opportunities Ghalib affords its wealthy, tuition-paying scholars. In fact, Omar and a handful of his scholarship friends learn that they must earn near-impossibly high grades and perform weekly chores just to stay at the school. Once Omar learns the school deliberately weeds out scholarship students, he taps into his unshakeable op