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Classic colonial conquest strategy. "—School Library Connection, starred review*"...Sensitive and stirring. "—Eugenia Vela, BookPeople, Austin, TX"A necessary read for all young people, now more than ever. Internment by Samira Ahmed is a daring novel for your classroom–one that addresses hate, Nationalism, and blind loyalty. They’re all terrified of a word they don’t understand, scared that religious law is going to infiltrate the land, but meanwhile they support the death penalty, are anti-choice, and think creationism should be taught in schools because of… wait for it… religion.”, “The thing is, it’s not like half this country suddenly became Islamophobes because of any single event. the most rewarding journey of all, to the perilous realm of The Dark Planet: Earth. It’s worth fighting for. Auto Suggestions are available once you type at least 3 letters. Samira Ahmed is the New York Times bestselling author of Love, Hate, & Other Filters and Internment. (Transcript) In today’s episode… Internment is a look at a horrifying near-future United States in which Layla was a regular American teenager until the new Islamophobic president enacted Exclusion Laws. Neighbors are divided, and the government is going after resisters. Ages 12–up. Samira is the New York Times bestselling author of Love, Hate, & Other Filters and the forthcoming, Internment (March 2019) and Mad, Bad, & Dangerous to Know (April 2020). Sometimes it takes incredible strength to survive.”, “The stars have all gone out. For more details, review our Privacy Policy. 1 likes. Immigration policies and anti-Islam fear mongering have escalated. Connect with Samira on her website, Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, or Instagram. While Ahmed never calls Trump out by name, her descriptions at times can only describe one man. The file will be sent to your Kindle account. It’s one of the ways we are surviving the day-to-day without going mad.”, “We face the crowd near the fence and raise our fists. Still, her family’s abrupt nighttime “relocation” to a camp—during which each arrival is branded withultraviolet identification encoding—is a shock. Keep reading to find out more, or, if you just want the “quick facts,” jump to the end. All they wanted was to live.”, “He said that my fear made me more alert. Debut author J.S. "― We'll publish them on our site once we've reviewed them. Captain Superlative is here to make all troubles disappear! Internment urges us to speak up and speak out, to ask questions and demand answers, and when those answers prove unsatisfactory, to resist. We may all be Muslims, but we still have our prejudices and racism. On December 7, 1941, the Japanese attacked a US military base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Looking for other titles to add to your classroom library? On a personal level, she was suspended from school for kissing her non-Muslim boyfriend in public, and her poet-professor father has lost his job.

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