Me, in a nutshell: I’m a YA & TV writer living in Los Angeles. I pronounce my first name “Saar-a.” I suffer from 90s nostalgia. I prefer real books to a Kindle. The song I’d most like to perform a dance solo to is Hold On, We’re Going Home by Drake. I say “please” and “thank you” to Alexa.  I am still traumatized by that episode of Punky Brewster where Cherry got stuck in the fridge. YouTube it, please.

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My memoir, Americanized: Rebel Without a Green Card comes out in paperback on March 26, 2019!

“With gumption, Saedi draws from her American-ness and Iranian-ness for a successful depiction of immigrant life in the U.S.: a must-read.”
—Kirkus Reviews, starred review

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This is what an immigrant
looks like.

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. 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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“This irresistible and timely memoir is hard to put down.”
—Booklist, starred review

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(zombies, pugs, baby, books and otherwise)

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