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Internment /

by Ahmed, Samira (Fiction writer) [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York ; Little, Brown and Company, 2019.Edition: First edition.Description: 387 pages ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9780316522694 (hardcover); 0316522694 (hardcover).Subject(s): Prejudices -- Fiction | Muslims -- United States -- Fiction | Concentration camps -- Fiction | Revolutionaries -- Fiction | Science fictionSummary: "A terrifying, futuristic United Sates where Muslim-Americans are forced into internment camps, and seventeen-year-old Layla Amin must lead a revolution against complicit silence"-- Provided by publisher.
List(s) this item appears in: Young Adult: Asian & Asian American Authors | Teen SRP 2020: Activist
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

An instant New York Times bestseller! <br> " Internment sets itself apart...terrifying, thrilling and urgent."-- Entertainment Weekly <br> <br> Rebellions are built on hope. <br> Set in a horrifying near-future United States, seventeen-year-old Layla Amin and her parents are forced into an internment camp for Muslim American citizens. <br> With the help of newly made friends also trapped within the internment camp, her boyfriend on the outside, and an unexpected alliance, Layla begins a journey to fight for freedom, leading a revolution against the camp's Director and his guards. <br> Heart-racing and emotional, Internment challenges readers to fight complicit silence that exists in our society today.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 385-386).

"A terrifying, futuristic United Sates where Muslim-Americans are forced into internment camps, and seventeen-year-old Layla Amin must lead a revolution against complicit silence"-- Provided by publisher.

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Horn Book Review

Xenophobic fear-mongering, book burnings, terrified families rounded up in the middle of the night to be thrown into internment campsall painfully familiar elements of Americas past and presentdescend upon Layla Amins near-future dystopian world like a drizzle that steadily becomes a torrent. Seventeen-year-old Layla watches as a racist and Islamophobic president emboldens a hateful regime that considers all Muslims to be threats. Ripped from her home and sent to a desert camp, Layla resists the appalling injustice, refusing to accept terror and imprisonment as normal. And she is not alone: other teens and even a few guards join Layla in plans to expose the camp and attain their freedom. But with fellow Muslims being beaten or disappearing to black-ops sites and a sadistic camp director prepared to destroy the resistance by any means, freedom may come at the cost of lives. The line between speculative fiction and contemporary realism has never been fuzzier, and Ahmed doesnt so much balance on it as erase it, in an emotionally authentic, devastatingly intimate, and startlingly concrete portrait of democratic impotence, governmental oppression, and the mechanics that keep them in place. anastasia m. Collins March/April 2019 p 74(c) Copyright 2019. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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