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American heart /

by Moriarty, Laura [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : HarperCollins Publishers, [2018]Edition: First edition.Description: 402 pages ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9780062694102; 0062694103.Subject(s): Teenage girls -- Juvenile fiction | Islamophobia -- Juvenile fiction | Patriotism -- Juvenile fiction | Muslim Americans -- Juvenile fiction | Concentration camps -- United States -- Juvenile fiction | Dystopias -- Juvenile fiction | Teenage girls -- Fiction | Islamophobia -- Fiction | Patriotism -- Fiction | Concentration camps -- United States -- Fiction | Dystopias -- Fiction | Muslim Americans -- Teen fiction | Concentration camps -- United States -- Teen fiction | Dystopias -- Teen fiction | United States -- Teen fiction | YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Religious / Muslim | YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / Prejudice & Racism | YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Travel & Transportation / Car & Road Trips | Young adult fiction | Dystopian fiction | Dystopian fictionSummary: Imagine a United States in which registries and detainment camps for Muslim Americans are a reality. This is the world of fifteen-year-old Sarah-Mary Williams of Hannibal, Missouri. Sarah-Mary, who has strong opinions on almost everything, isn't concerned with the internments, as she doesn't know any Muslims. She assumes that everything she reads and sees in the news is true, and that these plans are better for everyone's safety. Then she meets Sadaf, a fugitive escaping to Canada. Should she turn her in... or help her?
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<p>A powerful and thought-provoking YA debut from New York Times bestselling author Laura Moriarty.</p> <p>Imagine a United States in which registries and detainment camps for Muslim-Americans are a reality.</p> <p>Fifteen-year-old Sarah-Mary Williams of Hannibal, Missouri, lives in this world, and though she has strong opinions on almost everything, she isn't concerned with the internments because she doesn't know any Muslims. She assumes that everything she reads and sees in the news is true, and that these plans are better for everyone's safety.</p> <p>But when she happens upon Sadaf, a Muslim fugitive determined to reach freedom in Canada, Sarah-Mary at first believes she must turn her in. But Sadaf challenges Sarah-Mary's perceptions of right and wrong, and instead Sarah-Mary decides, with growing conviction, to do all she can to help Sadaf escape.</p> <p>The two set off on a desperate journey, hitchhiking through the heart of an America that is at times courageous and kind, but always full of tension and danger for anyone deemed suspicious.</p>

Imagine a United States in which registries and detainment camps for Muslim Americans are a reality. This is the world of fifteen-year-old Sarah-Mary Williams of Hannibal, Missouri. Sarah-Mary, who has strong opinions on almost everything, isn't concerned with the internments, as she doesn't know any Muslims. She assumes that everything she reads and sees in the news is true, and that these plans are better for everyone's safety. Then she meets Sadaf, a fugitive escaping to Canada. Should she turn her in... or help her?

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Horn Book Review

In an America where Muslims live in internment camps, Sarah-Mary confronts her Islamophobia after she discovers a fugitive Muslim who asks for her help to flee to Canada. Because the Muslim character is never fully developed, the novel's anti-racist sentiment feels dubious. Though well-written and suspenseful, the book doesn't do enough to parse the difference between representing racism and ignorance and condoning it. (c) Copyright 2019. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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