American Heart by Laura Moriarty audiobook

American Heart

By Laura Moriarty
Read by Luci Christian

HarperCollins 9780062694102
11.04 Hours Unabridged
Format: CD (In Stock)
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A powerful and thought-provoking YA debut from New York Times bestselling author Laura Moriarty. Imagine a United States in which registries and detainment camps for Muslim-Americans are a reality. Fifteen-year-old Sarah-Mary Williams of Hannibal, Missouri, lives in this world, and though she has strong opinions on almost everything, she isn’t concerned with the internments because 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. But 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 perceptions 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.

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Summary

A powerful and thought-provoking YA debut from New York Times bestselling author Laura Moriarty.

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

Fifteen-year-old Sarah-Mary Williams of Hannibal, Missouri, lives in this world, and though she has strong opinions on almost everything, she isn’t concerned with the internments because 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.

But 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 perceptions 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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“An effective tale of dawning awareness and the risks and rewards of following one’s conscience.” Publishers Weekly
“Moriarty creates a frighteningly believable setting of fear and violent nativism gone awry…A thought-provoking, chilling read with a controversial premise.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author Bio: Laura Moriarty

Author Bio: Laura Moriarty

Laura Moriarty is the New York Times bestselling author of The Center of Everything, The Rest of Her Life, The Chaperone, and other novels.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Political
Runtime: 11.04
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English