More to the Story, by Hena Khan, is a modern-day retelling of the classic novel Little Women, which was first published in 1868. This version is about four Pakistani-American sisters living in Atlanta.
More to the Story is one of TFK’s recommended books from 2019. After we made our picks, we handed them off to our team of TFK Kid Reporters. Here, TFK Kid Reporter Mira McInnes shares her review.
We’ll be posting more reviews all winter break. Check back on Thursday to read about Allies, by Alan Gratz.
More to the Story is about Jameela Mirza, a seventh grader whose dream is to become a journalist. When Jameela is selected to be the features editor of her school’s newspaper, she can’t wait to start reporting. But Travis, the editor in chief, keeps turning down her ideas for reasons she can’t understand.
Things get worse for Jameela when her younger sister becomes severely ill. But during this time, Jameela realizes her family is more important than reporting. And she comes up with one idea that will have a big impact on her sister, her family, and everyone she knows.
More to the Story would be a fun read for anyone who has an interest in reporting and would like to learn more about it. The book also depicts characters that are funny, supportive, and kind. More to the Story is very moving and made me think about how families come together during rough times.