96 pages 3 hours read

Sara Saedi

Americanized: Rebel without a Green Card

Nonfiction | Autobiography / Memoir | YA | Published in 2018

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Essay Topics


In the author’s note, Saedi writes that she deliberately uses humor to tell her family’s immigration story. How might this humor be different if there wasn’t a happy ending to her story—i.e., if her family did not receive their green cards?


What do Saedi’s diary entries reveal about her daily preoccupations as a teenager? How do they function as a literary device?


As a teenager, Saedi has many personal insecurities and doubts about her self-worth. Why does she include these narratives in a story largely focused on more important topics, such as immigration? How does she shed these insecurities?