The hilarious, poignant, and true story of one teens's experience
growing up in America as an undocumented immigrant from the Middle
East, perfect for fans of Mindy Kaling and Lena Dunham's books.
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.
Americanized i> follows 'sara's
progress toward getting her green card, but that's only a portion of
her experiences as an Iranian-American teenager. 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 at any time to the almost-as-terrifying possibility
that she might be the only one of her friends without a date to the
This moving, often hilarious story is for anyone who has ever
shared either fear.
Text in English
Taal / Language : English
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