Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award

It Ain’t So Awful, Falafel

on September 7, 2017

Dumas, Firoozeh. It Ain’t So Awful, Falafel

Recently moved to Newport Beach, California, Zomorod Yousefzadeh’s plan for fitting in at her new middle school starts with having an American name, Cindy— like on The Brady Bunch. She dreams of joining the Girl Scouts, making American friends, having a beanbag chair, and fitting in for once. It’s the late 1970s, and fitting in becomes more difficult as Iran makes headlines with protests, a revolution, and finally the taking of American hostages.


One Response to “It Ain’t So Awful, Falafel”

  1. emma says:

    there family lived in iran.then moved to compton California when she was in 2nd grade.when she was 11 she moved to newport beach then back to iran

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