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Samira Ahmed (1)

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15+ Works 2,176 Membros 88 Reviews

About the Author

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Obras de Samira Ahmed

Internment (2019) 860 cópias, 38 resenhas
Love, Hate and Other Filters (2018) 637 cópias, 30 resenhas
Mad, Bad & Dangerous to Know (2020) 293 cópias, 10 resenhas
Hollow Fires (2022) 168 cópias, 6 resenhas
The War to Save the Worlds (2021) 91 cópias, 2 resenhas
Magic Has No Borders (2023) — Editor — 40 cópias
Ms. Marvel: Beyond The Limit (2022) 31 cópias
This Book Won't Burn (2024) 22 cópias, 1 resenha
Ms. Marvel: Über die Grenzen (2022) 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Vampires Never Get Old: Tales with Fresh Bite (2020) — Contribuinte — 246 cópias, 6 resenhas
A Universe of Wishes: A We Need Diverse Books Anthology (2020) — Contribuinte — 196 cópias, 5 resenhas
Take the Mic: Fictional Stories of Everyday Resistance (2019) — Contribuinte — 113 cópias, 6 resenhas
Color outside the Lines: Stories about Love (2019) — Contribuinte — 83 cópias, 5 resenhas


Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
20th Century
Local de nascimento
Bombay, India
Locais de residência
Batavia, Illinois, USA
University of Chicago
New Leaf Literary & Media



4 1/2 stars. After Noor's father leaves their family, her mother moves them to a small town in Illinois during Noor's senior year of high school. Her new school is far different than her diverse high school in Chicago and she is not used to being one of the few students of color. Noor had planned to quietly survive the last months of high school until she graduated. But that was before she learned that the school board had ordered a long list of books removed from the school library for review, primarily books by BIPOC and queer authors. She has to do something so she starts protesting and gets into trouble with the conservative school principal. Noor's mother wants her to stop, but Noor finds friends and allies at school and continues to find ways to share banned books with other students despite threats and intimidation. This scenario is actually happening at schools all around the country (I know for a fact since I am a high school librarian). In some places school board members requiring books be removed for review claiming that is not a ban, but with no clear standards, no time frame, no review by trained professionals, and no ability for students to access the books it does amount to a ban. This timely novel will make students think about their freedom to read. I liked that Noor sounds and acts like a typical teenager. Sometimes she is too impulsive or quick to anger. I also liked that the other characters are equally flawed. I listened to the audiobook and I highly recommend it.… (mais)
SGKowalski | Jun 15, 2024 |
Layla was a regular American teenager until the new Islamophobic president enacted Exclusion Laws.

Muslims are being rounded up, their books burned, and their bodies encoded with identification numbers. Neighbors are divided, and the government is going after resisters. Layla and her family are interned in the California desert along with thousands of other Muslim Americans, but she refuses to accept the circumstances of her detention, plotting to take down the system. She quickly learns that resistance is no joke: Two hijabi girls are beaten and dragged away screaming after standing up to the camp director. There are rumors of people being sent to black-op sites. Some guards seem sympathetic, but can they be trusted? Taking on Islamophobia and racism in a Trump-like America, Ahmed’s (Love, Hate & Other Filters, 2018) magnetic, gripping narrative, written in a deeply humane and authentic tone, is attentive to the richness and complexity of the social ills at the heart of the book. Layla grows in consciousness as she begins to understand her struggle not as an individual accident of fate, but as part of an experience of oppression she shares with millions. This work asks the question many are too afraid to confront: What will happen if xenophobia and racism are allowed to fester and grow unabated?

A reminder that even in a world filled with divisions and right-wing ideology, young people will rise up and demand equality for all. (Realistic fiction. 13-18)

-Kirkus Review
… (mais)
CDJLibrary | outras 37 resenhas | Apr 2, 2024 |
Gr 9 Up—Alternating between the perspectives of Safiya, who is investigating hate crimes at her prep school and in
the local community, and Jawad, a missing Muslim public school student whose haunting voice tries to lead Safiya
to his body, Ahmed's gripping title shines a light on Islamophobia in society and the white supremacist radicalization
of teens online.
BackstoryBooks | outras 5 resenhas | Apr 1, 2024 |
Powerful YA novel. Excellent book.
mjphillips | outras 5 resenhas | Feb 23, 2024 |



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