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Americanized : rebel without a green card  Cover Image Book Book

Americanized : rebel without a green card

Saedi, Sara (author.).

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  • ISBN: 1524717827
  • ISBN: 9781524717827
  • ISBN: 9781524717803
  • ISBN: 9781524717797
  • ISBN: 1524717800
  • ISBN: 1524717797
  • Physical Description: 280 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, [2018]

Content descriptions

General Note:
"A memoir"--Cover
Formatted Contents Note: A brief (but juicy) history of my birthplace (and my birth) -- Partners in immigration crime -- What's the difference between being Persian and being Iranian -- Sporting the Frida Kahlo -- What do Iranians have against Sally Field? -- Love and other drugs -- My Muslim grandmother and me -- Why do Iranians keep watering cans in their bathrooms? -- I didn't ask to raise this anchor baby -- Rhinoplasty acne-pocalypse -- What is the deal with Iranian weddings? -- Thick as thieves -- Divorce: Illegal immigrant-style -- Why do Iranians always argue over the bill? -- I am a product of incest -- Home, sweet homeless -- Why the hell is it the year 1396 in Iran? -- Sex, prom, and other catastrophes -- Illegal immigrant problems -- I'm undocumented and I'm scared. Any words of advice? -- I am a spork -- An open letter to myself -- Your illegal immigrant refresher course!
Summary, etc.: "At thirteen, bright-eyed, straight-A student Sara Saedi uncovered a terrible family secret: she was breaking the law simply by living in the United States. Only two years old when her parents fled Iran, she didn't learn of her undocumented status until her older sister wanted to apply for an after-school job, but couldn't because she didn't have a Social Security number. Fear of deportation kept Sara up at night, but it didn't keep her from being a teenager. She desperately wanted a green card, along with clear skin, her own car, and a boyfriend. From discovering that her parents secretly divorced to facilitate her mother's green card application to learning how to tame her unibrow, Sara pivots gracefully from the terrifying prospect that she might be kicked out of the country to the almost-as-terrifying possibility that she might be the only one without a date to the prom. This moving, often hilarious story is for anyone who has ever shared either fear."--Jacket flap
Target Audience Note:
1030L Lexile.
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader UG 7.5 11.0.
Awards Note:
BCCB Blue Ribbons: Nonfiction, 2018
Chicago Public Library Best Teen Nonfiction, 2018
New York Public Library Best Books for Teens, 2018
Notable Social Studies Trade Books, for Young People, 2019
School Library Journal's Best Books, 2018
Subject: Saedi, Sara
Families California Biography
Noncitizens Biography
Immigrants Biography
Iranian Americans Biography
California History 20th century
Illegal immigration
Family life California
Illegal immigration
Undocumented Immigrants
Familles Californie Biographies
Américains d'origine iranienne Biographies
Californie Histoire 20e siècle
Immigration clandestine
Immigrants clandestins
Saedi, Sara
Families California Biography
Family life California
Illegal aliens Biography
Immigrants Biography
Iranian Americans Biography
California History 20th century
Family members Juvenile fiction
Genre: Young adult literature.
Young adult literature.
autobiographies (literary works)
Young adult non-fiction.

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