Today I recommend: It Ain’t So Awful, Falafel
Zomorod Yousefzadeh is the new kid on the block…for the fourth time. California’s Newport Beach is her family’s latest perch, and she’s determined to shuck her brainy loner persona and start afresh with a new name from the popular tv show, “The Brady Bunch” – she is now known as “Cindy” to her classmates and teachers. It is the late 1970s, and fitting in becomes more difficult as Iran makes U.S. headlines with protests, revolution, and finally the taking of American hostages. Even mood rings, and a secret crush cannot distract Cindy from the anti-Iran sentiments that creep way to close to home. Those who struggle to fit in, and who ultimately find their place among their loved ones and new school friends, will enjoy this book. You will also find yourselves rooting for Cindy as she overcomes school and family difficulties, and comes out much more confident as she works way back back to the person she really is.
You can find this book in the Rebecca Caudill Nominee section at J DUMAS.