Americanized: Rebel Without a Green Card

Sara Saedi (Author)
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Product Type: Paperback Books
Age Groups: Ages 13 to 15, Ages 16 to 18

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In San Jose, California, in the 1990s, teenaged Sara keeps a diary of life as an Iranian American and her discovery that she and her family entered as undocumented immigrants.

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 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 prom

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SKU 119125
ISBN 9781524717827
Language English
Lexile ® Measure 1030L
Page Count 304
Product Type Paperback Books
Book Type Young Adult Nonfiction
Primary Contributor Sara Saedi
Age Groups Ages 13 to 15, Ages 16 to 18
Publisher Penguin Random House