Internment

Title

Internment

Authors

Samira Ahmed

Publisher

Little, Brown & Co

Publication Year

2019

ISBN

9780316522694

Pages

400 pages

Genre

Realism

Format

Novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

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.

Grade Level

6-8; 9-12

Lexile Measure

HL660L

Diversity Topics

religious prejudices; segregation

Main Character

Female teenager

Race/Ethnicities

South Asian American

Keywords

concentration camps; Muslims; revolutionaries; United States

Diversity Impact

direct

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