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First Daughter: Extreme American Makeover

Title

First Daughter: Extreme American Makeover

Authors

Mitali Perkins

Publisher

Dutton Children's Books

Publication Year

2007

ISBN

9780525478003

Pages

192 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

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

Lexile Measure

850L

Topic

Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Adoption; Interracial; international adoption; adopted child; adoptive family; interracial adoption; interracial family

Main Character

female teenager

Race/Ethnicities

Pakistani / White

Family Formation

adoptive mother and father

Awards

Middle and Junior High School 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; presidential campaign; Republican

Diversity Impact

indirect

First Daughter: Extreme American Makeover

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