Accused: My Story of Injustice

Accused: My Story of Injustice

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Adama Bah grew up in East Harlem after immigrating from Conakry, Guinea, and was deeply connected to her community and the people who lived there. But as a thirteen-year-old after the events of September 11, 2001, she began experiencing discrimination and dehumanization as prejudice toward Muslim people grew. Then, on March 24, 2005, FBI agents arrested Adama and her father. Falsely accused of being a potential suicide bomber, Adama spent weeks in a detention center being questioned under suspicion of terrorism.

With sharp and engaging writing, Adama recounts the events surrounding her arrest and its impact on her life--the harassment, humiliation, and persecution she faced for crimes she didn't commit. Accused brings forward a crucial and unparalleled first-person perspective of American culture post-9/11 and the country's discrimination against Muslim Americans, and heralds the start of a new series of compelling narrative nonfiction by young people, for young people.



Author: Adama Bah
Publisher: Norton Young Readers
Published: 10/05/2021
Pages: 112
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.50lbs
Size: 8.60h x 5.85w x 0.65d
ISBN: 9781324016632
Audience: Ages 9-12

Review Citation(s):
Kirkus Reviews 07/01/2021
School Library Journal 10/01/2021 pg. 106