Amina is afraid she will freeze up.
Amina is somewhat tone deaf.
Amina is afraid she won't remember the words.
Everyone knows that Soojin has a better voice.
Soojin is becoming a US citizen and wants an American name.
She is tired of everyone not knowing how to spell her name.
Most of the kids already call her Susan.
She is often teased and bullied over her strange sounding name.
Emily made fun of Amina and Soojin's lunches and languages.
Emily has always said mean things about Soojin's restaurant.
Emily once cheated by looking at Amina's test paper.
Emily has never before wanted anything to do with Amina and Soojin.
Mustafa's interest in joining the basketball team.
Mustafa is hanging around with some boys who are often in trouble.
Mustafa is not interested in speaking Urdu at home.
Mustafa refuses to learn the Quran.
Learn to recite passages from the Quran
Answer questions about the Muslim religion
Learn about world religions, not just the Muslim religion
Play games and learn how to speak Urdu
He worried that his family would turn away from Islam.
He worried about eating the American food like pizzas.
He worried that the children were not learning to speak English.
He worried that he would not be remembered after seven years apart.
Playing the piano.
Writing and reciting poetry.
Emily has a crush on Justin.
Mustafa was caught smoking.
Amina has a beautiful singing voice.
Amina has a crush on Bradley.
Music is forbidden in one interpretation of Islam.
It takes too much time away from learning the Quran.
Some music has bad language.
Music is played in venues forbidden to Muslims.
She gained the strength to reveal her talented voice.
She refused to take part in the Quran Competition.
She decided to confront Justin about his bullying.
She offered to help Mustafa coach the little kids in basketball.