ACHUKA Book of the Day 10 Jun 2020
Shortlisted for Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2020
Seventeen-year-old Layla Amin is forced into an internment camp for Muslim-Americans along with her parents. With the help of newly-made friends also trapped within the camp, Layla begins her fight for freedom, leading a revolution against the internment camp’s Director and his guards.
Set in a horrifying ‘fifteen minutes in the future’ United States, the novel is an emotional roller-coaster.
‘[A] magnetic novel… this is a story that seems uncomfortably prescient in these uncertain times, but it’s also one of hope and resistance. Author Ahmed is proving herself to be a YA gem.’ – Stylist
‘Very timely… A rallying call against the complicity of silence on modern racism.’ – Independent