American Fever by Dur e Aziz Amna (Arcade Publishing, 2022). On her first journey away from home, sixteen-year-old Hira experiences many unfamiliar situations, including the threat of tuberculosis. Through it all, Hira faces her own misconceptions about America while dealing with Islamophobia from her new friends and host family in Oregon. (Grades 10-12)
Award Status: Winner, 2023
Award Category: Older Readers
Author: Dur e Aziz Amna
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