Accused: My Story Of Injustice

ISBN-10: 1324030402
ISBN-13: 9781324030409
Author: Bah, Adama
Interest Level: 4-7
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.

Publication Date: August 2022

Copyright: 2021

Page Count: 112

Series: I, Witness

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Interest Level

Grades 4-7

Reading Level

Guided Reading: Z+
Lexile: 710L

BISAC Subjects

JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Social Activists

JUVENILE NONFICTION / People & Places / Caribbean & Latin America

JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Disasters

Adama Bah recounts her experiences as a young Muslim woman of color living in post-9/11 New York. At sixteen, the FBI arrested her and her father without warning or much explanation, and Adama learned that she was not an American citizen. She was separated from her father and taken to a detention center where she was held for six weeks, harassed and humiliated on a daily basis. She was falsely accused of terrorism and of volunteering to be a suicide bomber-without any concrete evidence against her.
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