Americanized by Sara Saedi

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐ There are some interesting facts and funny stories in this nonfiction book but overall I found the stories disjointed and the humor undermined the difficult process of becoming a citizen when you are an illegal immigrant. Saedi is a talented humor writer and I felt like this might have been two books pushedContinue reading “Americanized by Sara Saedi”

American Street by Ibi Zoboi

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ The mix of the reality of Detroit with the mysticism of Haitian Voodou was incredible. Fabiola quickly moves away from being a naive immigrant and assimilates herself into the hardened life of her Aunt Jo and her cousins. It is heartbreaking watching her try to beat the system to be reunited with herContinue reading “American Street by Ibi Zoboi”