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INTERNMENT

On shelves March 19, 2019 from Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

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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.

“Taking on Islamophobia and racism in a Trump-like America, Ahmed’s magnetic, gripping narrative written in a deeply humane and authentic tone, is attentive to the richness and complexity of the social ills at the heart of the book.”―Kirkus, starred review

“…a poignant, necessary story that paints a very real, very frank picture of hatred and ignorance, while also giving readers and marginalized individuals hope.”―Booklist, starred review

“An unsettling and important book for our times.”―Publishers Weekly, starred review

“By the end of the first two pages of this title the reader will be breathless with the anticipation and excitement of what’s to come.”―School Library Connection, starred review

“A riveting and cautionary tale. Internment urges us to speak up and speak out, to ask questions and demand answers, and when those answers prove unsatisfactory, to resist.”― Stacey Lee, award-winning author of Outrun the Moon

Internment is a visceral, essential book, both horrifying and hopeful. Ahmed deserves a spot on every book shelf in America.”― Kiersten White, New York Times Bestselling author of And I Darken and The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein

“A testament to what girls are capable of when they are overlooked, Internment is a masterwork of dignity and grit.”―E.K. Johnston, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Exit, Pursued by a Bear

“Internment is a scathing indictment of our current political times. Ahmed has gifted us Layla, a courageous young revolutionary who fights against all boundaries of hate and ignorance. A must read for activists who continue to push back against the big What-Ifs.”―National Book Award finalist Ibi Zoboi, author of American Street and Pride

“A powerful and poignant exploration of a nightmare made real. It’s a testament to Ahmed’s writing then, that the heart of the story is one of hope. Read INTERNMENT. Raise a fist.”―David Arnold, New York Times bestselling author of Moquitoland and Kids of Appetite

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Seventeen-year-old Maya Aziz can’t wait to graduate from her small town high school. She dreams of studying film in New York City and kissing a boy (or, maybe two). Her parents forbid both. While she wrestles with parental expectations and her own desires, Maya’s world is rocked by a horrifying act of domestic terrorism that ignites an outbreak of Islamophobia that threatens to alter the course of her life forever.

A New York Times Bestseller
Seventeen Magazine Best YA Book of 2018
An ABA “Indies Introduce” Selection for Winter/Spring 2018
An ABA IndieNext “Top Pick”
A Spring 2018 Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Selection
A Kobo Winter eBook Indie Pick
YALSA 2019 Best Fiction for Young Adults Nominee
A Seventeen Magazine Top 22 Young Adult Book of 2018
A Goodreads Choice Award Semifinalist 2018
A 2019 Illinois Reads Selection
A School Library Journal Best Book of 2018
A Bustle Best Young Adult Book of 2018
A 2018 Shimmy Awards Semi-Finalist
School Library Journal Top 10 Audiobook of 2018
A Buzzfeed Best Book of 2018
A 2019 TAYSHAS List Selection 

BookPeople’s Teen Press Corps Top 18 Books of 2018 

Starred Reviews: Booklist, Publisher’s Weekly, School Library Journal

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