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May 15, 2018 | ISBN 9780553534214

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Walter Dean Myers Award Honor Book, We Need Diverse Books
Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature Honor Book
A Notable Book for a Global Society (NBGS)
CCBC Choices Award Selection for Young Adult Fiction
YALSA Best YA Fiction for Young Adults 
YALSA Quick Pick 
Chicago Public Library’s Best of the Best
A Junior Library Guild Selection
Maine Student Book Award Reading List

 “Budhos perfectly captures the gritty details of daily life in a Queens neighborhood, as well as the nuances of different immigrant groups.” —SLJ, Starred review

“A compelling coming-of-age story, and even readers who choose to downplay the current events threads will find Naeem’s strange path to reconnection with his family rewarding.” —The Bulletin

Beautiful and intelligent...It brings to chilling life the corrupting effects of official surveillance – for both watched and watchersNo one who reads WATCHED– young or old – will come away without empathy and compassion for the thousands of ‘Naeems’ now residing in this nation.”  –Patricia McCormick, author of SOLD 

 “Watched will pull you into its world with magnetic, graceful power, and deeply touching scenes of immigrant life and relationships. A hauntingly perfect, potent story for this moment.”—Naomi Shihab Nye, author of Habibi 

“I loved this book, a tense, realistic thriller set right now in a time of homeland insecurity.”—Robert Lipsyte, author of The Contender 

“Riveting…Naeem is a wonderful character, full of heart, conflicted, negotiating his own gorgeously, grittily depicted multicultural neighborhood..” —Tanuja Desai Hidier, author of Born Confused 

 reveals profound immigrant truths about survival and betrayal, and what it really means to feel like you belong. Everyone should read this necessary book.”— Moustafa Bayoumi, author of This Muslim American Life & How Does It Feel To Be A Problem
“Naeem’s experiences mirror those of many Muslim, Arab and South Asian teenagers navigating their lives in the backdrop of post 9/11 America. “–Deepa Iyer, author of We Too Sing America: South Asian, Arab, Muslim and Sikh Immigrants Shape Our Multiracial Future   


Notable Books for a Global Society Award NOMINEE 2016

Maine Student Book Award SELECTION 2017

Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers SELECTION 2017

YALSA Best Books for Young Adults SELECTION 2017

Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association (APLA)-Literature Award HONOR 2017

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