Huda hatches a bold plan to help her dad get a job - which lands her and her brother in all kinds of trouble. A delightful and hilarious story from a CBCA award-winning author, about a lion-hearted girl who just wants the best for her family.
Huda yawns loudly and stretches out her arms. Almost like she's bored in science class and waiting for the bell to go for lunch. Except we're not at school, we're in police custody. Because of her stupid idea.
When her dad loses his job as a security officer and has to work interstate, Huda convinces her brother Akeal to sneak out at night to make mischief. They hope that introducing some minor crime activity into the neighbourhood will force their dad's bosses to hire him back.
The dynamic duo begin their crime spree by pushing over bins the night before rubbish collection. They're almost caught - but that's only the beginning of the hot water they end up in. As their activities escalate, will they be able to outsmart the authorities? Huda is brave, but how much is she willing to risk for family unity - and what else might she and Akeal uncover along the way?
A thoroughly entertaining story full of hijinks, courage and hilarity.
Praise for the CBCA shortlisted Huda and Me:
'An irresistible invitation to young readers to embrace a story that is wonderfully fresh.' RANDA ABDEL-FATTAH
'Sparkling with mischief, adventure and family love, Huda and Me is a gem of a story.' KIRSTY MURRAY
'Big adventure, big laughs and big heart.' NAT AMOORE
'A fresh and tender tale that will leave an imprint on your heart.' OLIVER PHOMMAVANH