American Heart

American Heart


A powerful and thought-provoking YA debut from New York Times bestselling author Laura Moriarty.

Imagine a United States in which registries and detainment camps for Muslim-Americans are a reality.

Fifteen-year-old Sarah-Mary Williams of Hannibal, Missouri, lives in this world, and though she has strong opinions on almost everything, she isn’t concerned with the internments because she doesn’t know any Muslims. She assumes that everything she reads and sees in the news is true, and that these plans are better for everyone’s safety.

But when she happens upon Sadaf, a Muslim fugitive determined to reach freedom in Canada, Sarah-Mary at first believes she must turn her in. But Sadaf challenges Sarah-Mary’s perceptions of right and wrong, and instead Sarah-Mary decides, with growing conviction, to do all she can to help Sadaf escape.

The two set off on a desperate journey, hitchhiking through the heart of an America that is at times courageous and kind, but always full of tension and danger for anyone deemed suspicious.

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  • 001 American Heart
    Duration: 11s
  • 002 Chapter 01
    Duration: 54min
  • 003 Chapter 02
    Duration: 37min
  • 004 Chapter 03
    Duration: 24min
  • 005 Chapter 04
    Duration: 43min
  • 006 Chapter 05
    Duration: 31min
  • 007 Chapter 06
    Duration: 36min
  • 008 Chapter 07
    Duration: 38min
  • 009 Chapter 08
    Duration: 21min
  • 010 Chapter 09
    Duration: 33min
  • 011 Chapter 10
    Duration: 29min
  • 012 Chapter 11
    Duration: 23min
  • 013 Chapter 12
    Duration: 53min
  • 014 Chapter 13
    Duration: 45min
  • 015 Chapter 14
    Duration: 43min
  • 016 Chapter 15
    Duration: 49min
  • 017 Chapter 16
    Duration: 35min
  • 018 Chapter 17
    Duration: 59min
  • 019 Credits
    Duration: 31s