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Author Gift Guide: 7 Gifts Inspired by Americanized by Sara Saedi

We know all you really want for the holidays this year is some new books, but in case you’re interested in branching out, we asked some of our favorite authors to create gift guides based on their books and characters!

Sara Saedi’s debut memoir Americanized doesn’t come out until next year, but this list of gifts she picked out will definitely inspire your holiday shopping and get you excited for the book!

As a young Iranian girl growing up in the 1990s, I dealt with a lot of your run-of-the-mill, “my life is totally over and I’m never leaving my bedroom” teen angst.

There was acne. There was a very pronounced unibrow. There was unrequited love. And there was the fact that my family and I were undocumented immigrants. Shoot . . . did I bury the lead?

Americanized: Rebel Without a Green Card is a memoir that explores the complexities of adolescence, while dispelling misconceptions about illegal immigration in our country.

For a kid raised by foreigners, the struggle to fit in with my friends and stay true to my culture was real. But luckily, my parents knew a harmonious life in America meant some form of assimilation . . . and that’s why they let us celebrate Christmas. We didn’t go to church, and we never believed Santa Claus was real, but we wholeheartedly believed in the power of opening presents.

With that in mind, here are a few holiday gift ideas inspired by my book:

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