Americanized Rebel Without a Green Card

Auteur: Sara Saedi
Taal: Engels
Americanized
  • Engels
  • Hardcover
  • 9781524717797
  • februari 2018
  • 288 pagina's
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Sara Saedi

Sara Saedi was born in Tehran, Iran smack-dab in the middle of a war and an Islamic Revolution. As the story goes, she entered the world to the sounds of bombs exploding near the hospital. Though her memory of the day is a little fuzzy, the life and death stakes surrounding her birth helped prepare her for a writing career. Sara received a B.A. in Film and Mass Communications from the University of California, Berkeley and began her career as a creative executive for ABC Daytime. In 2010, she left the company to pursue her dream of being a writer. She's since penned three TV movies for ABC Family, won a Daytime Emmy for What If..., a web series she wrote for ABC, and worked as a staff writer on the FOX sitcom The Goodwin Games. Most recently, she wrote a pilot for The Disney Channel and sold her debut YA novel Never Ever to Viking Children's Books for publication in summer 2016. She currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband and her pug, Mabel.

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In development as a television series from Reese Witherspoon&;s Hello Sunshine production company and ABC Studios!

This hilarious, poignant and true story of one teen's experience growing up in America as an undocumented immigrant from the Middle East is an increasingly necessary read in today's divisive world. Perfect for fans of Mindy Kaling and Trevor Noah's books.


&;Very funny but never flippant, Saedi mixes &;90s pop culture references, adolescent angst and Iranian history into an intimate, informative narrative.&; &;The New York Times


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. This moving, often hilarious story is for anyone who has ever shared either fear.

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&;A must-read, vitally important memoir. . . . Poignant and often LOL funny, Americanized is utterly of the moment.&;&;Bustle

&;Read Saedi&;s memoir to push out the poison.&;&;Teen Vogue

&;A funny, poignant must read for the times we are living in today.&;&;Pop Sugar

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Taal
Engels
Bindwijze
Hardcover
Verschijningsdatum
februari 2018
Aantal pagina's
288 pagina's
Aanbevolen leeftijd
14 - 17 jaar
Illustraties
Met illustraties

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9781524717797

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Subtitel
Rebel Without a Green Card
Thema Qualifier Code
5AP
Thema Subject Code
YNB

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