American War: A Novel

by Omar El Akkad

A second American Civil War, a devastating plague, and one family caught deep in the middle—this story asks what might happen if America were to turn its most devastating policies and deadly weapons upon itself.

ISBN: 9780451493583

JLG Release: July 2017

JLG Member Price

Adult Crossover High Plus

Grades 11 & Up


14 books / $17.30 a book

  • Book Details




    Print Book


    Hardcover edition



    Page Count


    Trim Size

    6" x 9"

    Scholastic Reading Counts

    Level: 5.7, Points: 27


    Level: 890L

    Awards & Honors

    2017 Indie Next List Preview
    ALA 2018 Notable Books List, Fiction
    Goodreads Choice Awards 2017, Debut Authors
    The Washington Post Books We Love So Far in 2017
    Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence, 2018 Longlist, Fiction Best Books of 2017, SF & Fantasy
    Chicago Public Library Best Books of 2017, Adult
    NPR’s Book Concierge, 2017 Great Reads
    The Washington Post 50 Notable Works of Fiction 2017
    Booklist 2017 Top 10 First Novels



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