Americanized: Rebel Without a Green Card by Sara Saedi
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
As a thirteen-year-old, Sara Saedi uncovered her family's secret, that they were living in the U.S. illegally. At the age of two, Sara's family fled the instability of Iran for life in the United States, and she grew up just like many other immigrant teens in the U.S., fearing deportation, worrying about acne, fawning over the opposite sex, and waiting for a green card.
Americanized is Saedi's story filled with humor and typical teen angst but it also serves as a chronicle of the lengthy and difficult process of becoming a legal resident. The mix of 90s pop culture, Iranian history, the immigrant experience, and laugh out loud stories is a sure fire win!
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