Riot Recommendation: Tell Us Your Favorite Powerful YA Stories About Muslim Americans

This Riot Recommendation asking for your favorite powerful YA stories about Muslim Americans is sponsored by TheNOVL.

Set in a horrifying near-future United States, seventeen-year-old Layla Amin and her parents are forced into an internment camp for Muslim American citizens. With the help of newly made friends also trapped within the internment camp, her boyfriend on the outside, and an unexpected alliance, Layla begins a journey to fight for freedom, leading a revolution against the internment camp’s Director and his guards. Heart-racing and emotional, Internment challenges readers to fight complicit silence that exists in our society today.


While we keep staring at Marvel, waiting for them to realize that their next movie series should star Kamala Khan, we plan to keep reading all the powerful YA stories about Muslim Americans. And that’s where you come in! Hop on down to our comments section to tell us your favorite powerful YA stories about Muslim Americans, and next week we’re going to have an amazing list that’s gonna hurt my wallet but be totally worth it!

Jamie Canaves: Jamie Canavés is the Tailored Book Recommendations coordinator and Unusual Suspects mystery newsletter writer. She knows her death will be caused by a TBR stack, never says no to dessert or ‘80s nostalgia, can hold a conversation using only gifs, and spends way too much time asking her goat-dog “What’s in your mouth?!” Tweets: @Oh_Dinky.