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Accused: My Story of Injustice


Series
I, Witness

written and illustrated by
Adama Bah

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
W. W. Norton & Company
Imprint
Norton Young Readers
ISBN
9781324016632
POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Crime: Hate Crimes , Discrimination: Racial Insensitivity/Racism , Discrimination: Religious , Discrimination: Xenophobia , Sexual Content: Sexual Harassment , Violence: Abuse Reference/Discussion
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Launching a propulsive middle grade nonfiction series, a young woman shares her harrowing experience of being wrongly accused of terrorism.

Adama Bah grew up in East Harlem after immigrating from Conakry, Guinea, and was deeply connected to her community and the people who lived there. But as a thirteen-year-old after the events of September 11, 2001, she began experiencing discrimination and dehumanization as prejudice toward Muslim people grew. Then, on March 24, 2005, FBI agents arrested Adama and her father. Falsely accused of being a potential suicide bomber, Adama spent weeks in a detention center being questioned under suspicion of terrorism.

With sharp and engaging writing, Adama recounts the events surrounding her arrest and its impact on her life—the harassment, humiliation, and persecution she faced for crimes she didn’t commit. Accused brings forward a crucial and unparalleled first-person perspective of American culture post-9/11 and the country’s discrimination against Muslim Americans, and heralds the start of a new series of compelling narrative nonfiction by young people, for young people.“Continue the Discussion.” Time line. 

POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Crime: Hate Crimes , Discrimination: Racial Insensitivity/Racism , Discrimination: Religious , Discrimination: Xenophobia , Sexual Content: Sexual Harassment , Violence: Abuse Reference/Discussion

Details

Format

Print

Page Count

128

Trim Size

8 3/10" x 5 1/2"

Dewey

B

AR

0: points 0

Genre

Nonfic

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Oct 2021

Book Genres

Autobiography/Biography, Narrative Nonfiction

Topics

Adama Bah (1988– ). Terrorism prevention. Islamophobia. Discrimination in US criminal justice administration. False arrest. Muslim teenagers. New York City. September 11 terrorist attacks, 2001.

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