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Internment



by
Samira Ahmed

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Hachette Book Group
Imprint
Little, Brown BFYR
ISBN
9780316522694

Awards and Honors
2019 Goodreads Choice Award Nominee
Georgia Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl High School 2020-2021
POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Sexual Content: Mild Sexual Content/Themes, Discrimination: Racial Insensitivity/Racism, Language: Strong Language, Violence: Mild Violence, Discrimination: Religious, Violence: Torture, Language: Racial or Ethnic Epithet/Slur
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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. 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 internment camp's Director and his guards. Heart-racing and emotional, Internment challenges readers to fight complicit silence that exists in our society today.

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POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Sexual Content: Mild Sexual Content/Themes, Discrimination: Racial Insensitivity/Racism, Language: Strong Language, Violence: Mild Violence, Discrimination: Religious, Violence: Torture, Language: Racial or Ethnic Epithet/Slur

Details

Format

Print

Page Count

384

Trim Size

9 1/2" x 10 1/2"

Dewey

F

AR

4.7: points 13

Lexile

HL660L

Genre

Fiction

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Jul 2019

Book Genres


Topics

Prejudices. Muslims. Muslim Americans. Concentration camps. Revolutionaries. Science fiction.

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Praise & Reviews

Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

Booklist*, The Horn Book Magazine, Publishers Weekly*, Kirkus Reviews*, School Library Journal*

Horn Book

Xenophobic fear-mongering, book burnings, terrified families rounded up in the middle of the night to be thrown into internment camps—all painfully familiar elements of America’s past and present—descend upon Layla Amin’s near-future 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 dystopian and contemporary realism has never been fuzzier, and Ahmed doesn’t 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.

Praise & Reviews

Horn Book

Xenophobic fear-mongering, book burnings, terrified families rounded up in the middle of the night to be thrown into internment camps—all painfully familiar elements of America’s past and present—descend upon Layla Amin’s near-future 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 dystopian and contemporary realism has never been fuzzier, and Ahmed doesn’t 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.

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