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Perera, Anna.
New York : Albert Whitman, 2011
ISBN 0807530778
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Khalid is normal English 15-year-old-boy. He loves soccer and video games, school is not his favorite place to be, and he thinks his parents are know-nothings and way out of touch.  He and his father see eye-to-eye on very little.  He definitely does not want to follow in his fatherís footsteps as a cook in their own little restaurant. Unfortunately, Khalidís grandmother in Pakistan has passed away and the family must make a trip to the country to check on Khalidís aunts and cousins.  While out in the city, Khalid is mistaken for a Muslim insurgent, kidnapped, and sent to a prison where no teen should ever go, accused of crimes he does not understand. Innocent until proven guilty has no place at Guantanamo Bay. (NH Isinglass Teen Award nominee, 2013)
SUBJECTS:     Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp -- Fiction.
                        Prisoners -- Fiction.
                        Prejudices -- Fiction.
                        Torture -- Fiction.
                        Cousins -- Fiction.
                        Muslims -- Fiction.

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