• In the Author's Note, Anna Perera explains what led her to write this difficult book and its challenges; she was first inspired to begin writing Guantanamo Boy while attending a benefit for a charity called the Reprieve, which fights for the rights of prisoners around the world.
• When Anna Perera learned that "children have been abducted, abused and held without charge in Guantanamo Bay,” she was so shocked and appalled that she felt driven to write the book.
• Perera continues by detailing where she gained much of her research for the work, including the books Bad Men: Guantanamo Bay and the Secret Prisons, and Enemy Combatant: My Imprisonment at Guantanamo, Bagram, and Kandahar, and the film The Road to Guantanamo.
• In Chapter 1, entitled "Game," Khalid is introduced dragging himself home from a day at school; he dreads his father finding out about his misbehavior the previous...
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