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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Samira Ahmed  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Young Adult;

Born: , in Bombay, India


-- Blog -- https://samiraahmed.com/blog/
-- Instagram -- https://www.instagram.com/sam_aye_ahm/
-- Twitter -- https://twitter.com/sam_aye_ahm
-- Website -- https://samiraahmed.com/


Illinois Connection

Ahmed grew up in Batavia and is a graduate of the University of Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Samira Ahmed taught high school English, helped create dozens of small high schools, and fought to secure billions of additional dollars to fairly fund public schools. She's lived in Vermont, Chicago, New York City, and Kauai.


Selected Titles At Your Library

Internment
ISBN: 9780316522694. OCLC Number: 1037897086

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A terrifying, futuristic United Sates where Muslim-Americans are forced into internment camps, and seventeen-year-old Layla Amin must lead a revolution against complicit silence--

Internment /
ISBN: 0316522694. OCLC Number: 1037897086

. .

"A terrifying, futuristic United States where Muslim-Americans are forced into internment camps, and seventeen-year-old Layla Amin must lead a revolution against complicit silence"--

Love, hate & other filters
ISBN: 9781616959999. OCLC Number: 984581380

. .

Maya Aziz, seventeen, is caught between her India-born parents' world of college and marrying a suitable Muslim boy and her dream world of film school and dating her classmate, Phil, when a terrorist attack changes her life forever.

Love, hate & other filters /
ISBN: 1616958472. OCLC Number: 984581380

. .

Maya Aziz, seventeen, is caught between her India-born parents' world of college and marrying a suitable Muslim boy and her dream world of film school and dating her classmate, Phil, when a terrorist attack changes her life forever.

Additional Title Information

  • Love,Hate and Other Filters, Soho Teen, 2018

  • Internment, Little,Brown Books for Young Readers, 2019


    Awards

  • New York Times Bestseller, ABA "Indies Introduce" Selection for Winter/Spring 2018, ABA IndieNext "Top Pick", Spring 2018 Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Selection, Kobo Winter eBook Indie Pick, Starred Reviews - Booklist, School Library Journal and Publishers Weekly, BookPage, Top Teen Pick for January ‚Äč - "Love, Hate and Other Filters"

    Speaking Engagements

    Speaking Engagement Availability: Yes.