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Internment

Written by Samira Ahmed
Published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Rebellions are built on hope.

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 camp’s Director and his guards.

Heart-racing and emotional, Internment challenges readers to fight complicit silence that exists in our society today.

Primary ISBN: 9780316522694
Publication Date: March 2019
Available As: Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook, eBook
Young Adult, Age 13 or older

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Setting: United States

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