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First Daughter: Extreme American Makeover

Title

First Daughter: Extreme American Makeover

Authors

Mitali Perkins

Publisher

Dutton Children's Books

Pages

192 pages

Publication Year

2007

ISBN

9780525478003

Genre

realism

Topic

Family Relationships; Adoption; international adoption; adopted child

Annotation

During her father's presidential campaign, sixteen-year-old Sameera Righton, who was adopted from Pakistan at the age of three, struggles with campaign staffers who want to give her a more "all-American" image and create a fake weblog in her name.

Grade Level

6-8, 9-12

Family Formation

adoption

Main Character

girl

Diversity Impact

indirect

Race/Ethnicities

Pakistani

Awards

Middle and Junior High Schoool Library Catalog, Ninth Edition Supplement 2008,2008 H.W. Wilson Company; YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults,2009 American Library Association; Voice of Youth Award, 2008-2009; Nominee Illinois United States

Keywords

identity; Pakistani American; politics; families; blogs

Item Type

Fiction

Format

novel

First Daughter: Extreme American Makeover

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