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In time for election year, meet America?s first daughter!
Adopted from Pakistan when she was three, Sameera ?Sparrow? Righton is not your typical all-American girl. None of this used to matter, but that was before her father decided to run for president of the United States. Now some of her father?s campaign staffers think that maybe a dark-skinned, adopted daughter could hurt his chances. They begin to pressure Sameera to change her name to Sammy and to be more ?American.? Sameera is torn between molding herself into the perfect daughter and being true to herself. Who will win out? Sparrow? Or Sammy?
The race for the presidency is on, and Sameeras dad is a contender. Sameeras looking forward to some cool campaign perks: hobnobbing with celebrities, meeting smart and hunky young voters, and getting a total makeover. The makeover succeeds in making her look more polished, but some of the campaign staffers arent content to stop there. They think the candidates dark-skinned, adopted daughter could hurt his chances if she doesnt try to be more American. As the pressure builds, Sameera is forced to choose: Will she hide behind a fake persona or speak up for her true self?
About the Author
Mitali Perkins is the author of Monsoon Summer and The Not-So-Star-Spangled Life of Sunita Sen. She lives in Newton, Massachusetts.