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Jamilah at the End of the World
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Jamilah at the End of the World

By Mary-Lou Zeitoun

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Set against the backdrop of a brutal Toronto summer heatwave, 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: transform the back alley garage into a bunker. Reluctantly her parents allow the 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. Tension at home erupts and Jamilah runs away and joins a climate change protest where she learns about solidarity and agency, giving her hope for the future. When she returns home, her parents see just how deep Jamilah’s climate change convictions run and the family discusses her attending university to study environmental science, a plan they can all agree on. But Jamilah still plans on buying a generator, just in case.

When electricity over-consumption during a summer heat wave causes a city-wide blackout, Jamilah’s eco-anxiety kicks into high gear. After years of doomscrolling and being inundated by warnings of a looming climate change catastrophe, she knows this is it — the end for the planet and life as she knows it. So why is no one in her family taking her plans to save them by converting the garage into a bunker, stockpiling LÄRABARs or using her university fund to buy a generator seriously? Is it really up to Jamilah to save the world on her own?

"Climate anxiety is serious, but Jamilah’s witty and at times downright hilarious narration keeps the novel light-hearted...Jamilah's determination to save the world will likely resonate with many readers...but ultimately this is a hopeful story..."


- Quill and Quire

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 and she has had fiction published in Taddle Creek magazine and Canadian Notes and Queries. She divides her time between Toronto and Ottawa, Ontario.

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Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 152 pages
Publication Date: 24th August 2021
ISBN: 9781459416482
Format: 8.5in x 5.5in

Binding: Hardback, 152 pages
Publication Date: 1st January 2022
ISBN: 9781459416604
Format: 8.5in x 5.5in

Binding: Electronic book text, 152 pages
Publication Date: 24th August 2021
ISBN: 9781459416499
Format: EPUB

BISAC Code:, YAF000000, YAF018060, YAF043010, YAF058100
Imprint: Lorimer

Interest age: From 13 To 18
Lexile Reading Level: HL710L


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