Layla is incarcerated, with her family and others, simply because she is Muslim. In a camp under constant surveillance by camera, drone, and guards, where people are beaten and then disappear, most people keep their heads down and hope things will get better. Layla cannot. But she can’t effectively resist without trusting others. Can she trust her new friends? The seemingly-sympathetic guard? Her boyfriend, who lives outside in freedom? Taut with tension between high stakes and the need for action, Internment challenges us to think about a future that is just a half-step away from our present. — Joan (RBB Staff)
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 19th, 2019