Samira Ahmed is back and more powerful than ever! Those of you who read Internment will remember her incredible story of hope in the midst of suffering and the power of resistance. Well she’s back at it again, this time with a mystery and a young would-be journalist seeking to uncover a terrible secret and the truth of a tragic murder. Her lyrical prose combines with an innovative format to expose the evil that sits before our very eyes and the silent complicity of the privileged. But I know what you’re really here for: that cover! So here it is in all it’s beauty!
by Samira Ahmed
A powerful, gripping YA novel about the insidious nature of racism, the terrible costs of unearthing hidden truths, and the undeniable power of hope, by New York Times bestselling author Samira Ahmed. Perfect for fans of Sadie and Dear Martin.
Safiya Mirza dreams of becoming a journalist. And one thing she’s learned as editor of her school newspaper is that a journalist’s job is to find the facts and not let personal biases affect the story. But all that changes the day she finds the body of a murdered boy.
Jawad Ali was fourteen years old when he built a cosplay jetpack that a teacher mistook for a bomb. A jetpack that got him arrested, labeled a terrorist—and eventually killed. But he’s more than a dead body, and more than “Bomb Boy.” He was a person with a life worth remembering.
Driven by Jawad’s haunting voice guiding her throughout her investigation, Safiya seeks to tell the whole truth about the murdered boy and those who killed him because of their hate-based beliefs.
This gripping and powerful book uses an innovative format and lyrical prose to expose the evil that exists in front of us, and the silent complicity of the privileged who create alternative facts to bend the truth to their liking.
About the Author
Samira Ahmed is the New York Times bestselling author of Love, Hate, & Other Filters, Mad, Bad, & Dangerous to Know, Internment, and Hollow Fires. She was born in Bombay, India, and has lived in New York, Chicago, and Kauai, where she spent a year searching for the perfect mango. Find her online at samiraahmed.com and on Twitter and Instagram @sam_aye_ahm.