American Heart

Hardcover | January 30, 2018

byLaura Moriarty

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

This is the world of fifteen-year-old Sarah-Mary Williams of Hannibal, Missouri. Sarah-Mary, who has strong opinions on almost everything, isn’t concerned with the internments, as 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.

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 perception 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.

American Heart is a powerful new novel from bestselling adult author Laura Moriarty that is thought-provoking, compelling, and sure to spark conversation.

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Imagine a United States in which registries and detainment camps for Muslim Americans are a reality.  This is the world of fifteen-year-old Sarah-Mary Williams of Hannibal, Missouri. Sarah-Mary, who has strong opinions on almost everything, isn’t concerned with the internments, as she doesn’t know any Muslims. She assumes that everythi...

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.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:400 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.98 inPublished:January 30, 2018Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062694103

ISBN - 13:9780062694102

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