January 1, 2020 (by Caroline age 16)
When the president's new Exclusion Act sends American-Muslims to internment camps, 17-year-old Layla decides that enough is enough. She's going to fight back no matter the expense.
Not only is this book's premise an entirely plausible future for our country today, but it's also one that has similarly transpired at our country’s border. It's a future that could affect all marginalized communities of American citizens, people who have been discriminated against because their citizenship status, religion, skin color, sexuality or gender identity didn't match the “American Ideal.”
Internment is both a warning and a prophecy, which is shockingly near to the future of the United States. Layla teaches us all that when it comes to fascism, resistance is crucial, silence is consent, and revolution is catalyzed by hope.