Jamilah at the End of the World
Seventeen-year-old Jamilah Monsour makes plans for what she’s certain is the beginning of the climate change catastrophe that will end the world. Luckily, Jamilah knows what has to be done to save her family: reluctantly her parents allow her to transform the back alley garage into a bunker, but they draw the line when she announces she’s going to skip university and instead use the money they had saved for her education to buy solar panels and a generator.
When an electricity blackout strikes, Jamilah’s climate change anxiety kicks into high gear and she ends up staying out all night, infuriating her father who is done with all this doomsday nonsense.
|Interest Level||Grade 9 - Grade 12|
|Reading Level||Grade 5|
|Category||Diverse Books: Immigration & Refugees, Diverse Books: Mental Health & Neurodiversity, Diverse Books: #OwnVoices, Diverse Books: Race & Ethnicity, Diversity, SEL: A Self-Awareness, SEL: B Self-Management, SEL: C Social Awareness, SEL: E Responsible Decision-Making, Social Emotional Learning|
|Publisher||James Lorimer and Company Ltd., Publishers|
|Imprint||Lorimer Children & Teens|
|Number of Pages||152|
Quill and Quire
“Jamilah at the End of the World is a coming-of-age story, an intergenerational immigrant family tale, and a call to action all in one. Jamilah’s determination to save the world will likely resonate with many readers, as will her deep understanding of the enormity of the task.”—Quill & Quire
Author: Mary-Lou Zeitoun
Mary-Lou Zeitoun is a Palestinian-Canadian author, essayist, arts journalist, and activist. Her novel 13 was the YA winner of the 2008 New England Book Festival award. She lives in Ottawa, Ontario.
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