A story of hope and resistance.
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A story of hope and resistance aimed at young audiences, Internment gets at the heart of the terrifying state of our politics. Set in a horrifying “15 minutes in the future” United States, the book follows 17-year-old Layla Amin as she is forced into an internment camp for Muslim Americans along with her parents. With the help of newly made friends also trapped in the 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. Internment questions the imaginary boundaries that separate us, and challenges readers to fight the complicit silence that exists in our society today.
Awards & Highlights
- Nominated for the Goodreads Choice Awards for Young Adult Fiction Best Books 2019, Semifinalist
- Best Fiction for Young Adults!
- 2019-2020 Georgia Peach Book Award List
- 2020-2021 Pennsylvania Young Reader’s Choice Awards List sponsored by the Pennsylvania School Librarians Association
- Nominated for the Lincoln Award 2021
- Winner of the Pennsylvania State Literacy Association’s Keystone to Reading Secondary Book Award for 2020-2021
- Finalist for Missouri’s 2021-2022 State Awards Program, MASL Readers Award
- Debuted at #4 on the NYT Bestseller List!
- Debuted at #8 on the indie bestseller list!
- Paperback at #10 on the NYT Bestseller List!