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First Daughter: Extreme American Makeover

  Perkins, Mitali


Publisher: Dutton Children's Books
Number of Pages: 277
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Genres:

Realistic fiction

Material Type/Location:

Junior High Fiction

Reading Level:

2-3
4-5
6-8

Awards:

Voice of Youth Award Nominee

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Why I liked this title:

Sameera is of Pakistani descent and was adopted by her American parents when she was a toddler. Sameera's father is running for president and his political aides want to make over Sameera so that she looks more American. Sameera is thrown into cultural confusion as she tries to remain true to herself while still attempting to be the "perfect" presidential candidate's daughter. Sameera's story is told with a great deal of humor. In this presidential election year, Sameera's story is very timely. If you like this book, be sure to read its sequel, First Daughter: White House Rules.

Reviewed by: Linda Sawyer on 6/1/2008

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