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By Marina Budhos
Publisher Wendy Lamb Books
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An extraordinary and timely novel, a Walter Dean Myers Award Honor Book, examines what its like to grow up under surveillance in America. Be careful what you say and who you say it to. Anyone might be a watcher. Naeem is a Bangledeshi teenager living in Queens who thinks he can charm his way through anything. But then mistakes catch up with him. So do the cops, who offer him an impossible choice: spy on his Muslim neighbors and report back to them on shady goingson, or face a police record. Naeem wants to be a heroa protector. He wants his parents to be proud of him. But as time goes on, the line between informing and entrapping blurs. Is he saving or betraying his community? Inspired by actual surveillance practices in New York City and elsewhere, Marina Budhoss extraordinary and timely novel examines what its like to grow up with Big Brother always watching. Naeems riveting story is as vivid and involving as todays headlines. Walter Dean Myers Award Honor Book, We Need Diverse BooksAsian/Pacific American Award for Literature Honor BookYALSA Best YA Fiction for Young Adults A fastmoving, gripping tale. SLJ, Starred

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55054 words55,054 words
272 pages272 pages
Lexile HL550LLexile HL550L
Grade 7 to H+Grade 7 to H+
Age 12-18Age 12-18
Published 2016Published 2016

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