Format:
Book
Author:
Saedi, Sara, author.
Title:
Americanized : rebel without a green card / Sara Saedi.
Edition:
First edition.
Publisher, Date:
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, [2018]
©2018
Description:
280 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Summary:
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.
Subjects:
Saedi, Sara.
Iranian Americans -- Biography.
Immigrants -- Biography.
Illegal aliens -- Biography.
Families -- California -- Biography.
Genre:
Autobiographies.
LCCN:
2016057751
ISBN:
9781524717797
1524717797
9781524717803
1524717800
Other Number:
989862496
System Availability:
8
Current Holds:
0
# Local items:
8
Control Number:
1369499
Call Number:
305.89155 S127AM 2018
Course Reserves:
0
# Local items in:
6
# System items in:
6