American Heart by Laura MoriartyAmerican Heart by Laura Moriarty

American Heart

byLaura Moriarty

Hardcover | January 30, 2018

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A powerful and thought-provoking YA debut from New York Times bestselling author Laura Moriarty.

Imagine a United States in which registries and detainment camps for Muslim-Americans are a reality.

Fifteen-year-old Sarah-Mary Williams of Hannibal, Missouri, lives in this world, and though she has strong opinions on almost everything, she isn’t concerned with the internments because she doesn’t know any Muslims. She assumes that everything she reads and sees in the news is true, and that these plans are better for everyone’s safety.

But when she happens upon Sadaf, a Muslim fugitive determined to reach freedom in Canada, Sarah-Mary at first believes she must turn her in. But Sadaf challenges Sarah-Mary’s perceptions of right and wrong, and instead Sarah-Mary decides, with growing conviction, to do all she can to help Sadaf escape.

The two set off on a desperate journey, hitchhiking through the heart of an America that is at times courageous and kind, but always full of tension and danger for anyone deemed suspicious.

Laura Moriarty is the New York Times bestselling author of The Chaperone. She received her degree in social work before getting her M.A. in Creative Writing, and was the recipient of the George Bennett Fellowship for Creative Writing at Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire. She teaches creative writing at the University of Kansas.
Title:American HeartFormat:HardcoverDimensions:416 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1.29 inPublished:January 30, 2018Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062694103

ISBN - 13:9780062694102

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from it was okay though the book touched on very serious and deep matters, i felt like t could have been written a bit better
Date published: 2017-11-19

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“An engrossing thriller; readers will find that literature still has the power to put a face to suffering.”