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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JLG Release: Jul 2019
Awards & Honors
2019 Goodreads Choice Award Nominee
Georgia Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl High School 2020-2021
Praise & Reviews
Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:
Booklist*, The Horn Book Magazine, Publishers Weekly*, Kirkus Reviews*, School Library Journal*
9 1/2" x 10 1/2"
Level 4.7; Points: 13;
Scholastic Reading CountsN/A
Little, Brown BFYR
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
Prejudices, Muslims, Muslim Americans, Concentration camps, Revolutionaries, Science fiction,