Internment Lib/E (Compact Disc)

By Samira Ahmed, Soneela Nankani (Read by)

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 9781549178870

Publication Date: March 19, 2019

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (3/19/2019)
Paperback (3/17/2020)
Library Binding (9/25/2019)
CD-Audio (4/2/2019)
Pre-Recorded Audio Player (4/19/2019)

List Price: 109.99*
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Spring 2019 Kids Indie Next List

The Hate U Give meets The Handmaid’s Tale in this slightly futuristic and dystopian version of America in which Muslim Americans are placed in internment camps. Ahmed’s book starts out with Layla describing how the real-life statements and policies of Trump’s America led from our current world to the horror of the book. Internment shines in showing not only Layla and her friends’ resistance, but also the life and humor the characters exude, even during their darkest days. A revelation that deserves as much recognition and praise as Angie Thomas’ debut work.”
— Christine Stamper, Bookbug, Kalamazoo, MI
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Description

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 internment camp's Director and his guards.Heart-racing and emotional, Internment challenges readers to fight complicit silence that exists in our society today.