It Ain't So Awful, Falafel (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

It Ain't So Awful, Falafel (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

by Firoozeh Dumas (Author)

FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Zomorod is eleven and originally from Iran, but please, call her Cindy. From a New York Times bestselling memoirist, a humorous, voice-driven debut novel about growing up Iranian in Southern California during the Iranian Revolution and hostage crisis of the late 1970s.

Journey into the heartwarming and humorous world of It Ain't So Awful, Falafel by Firoozeh Dumas, a book that captivates readers with its charming and witty storytelling. Dive into the life of Firoozeh, a young Iranian-American girl growing up in Southern California during the 1970s. Follow her as she navigates the challenges and joys of being an outsider in a new culture, all while discovering the beauty of diversity and the strength of family bonds.

Firoozeh's tale is one of resilience and adaptation as she learns to embrace her Iranian heritage while finding her place in American society. Along the way, she encounters a cast of unforgettable characters, from her feisty grandmother to her hilarious classmates, each contributing to the rich tapestry of her life. With disarming honesty and humor, Firoozeh recounts episodes of culture clash, language barriers, and family dynamics, painting a vivid picture of her experiences as an Iranian-American.

Filled with laughter, tears, and moments of deep reflection, It Ain't So Awful, Falafel is a celebration of cultural diversity and the power of human connection. Firoozeh's journey is an inspiration, reminding us of the importance of embracing our differences and finding common ground amidst the tapestry of life. As Firoozeh navigates the complexities of growing up bicultural, she comes to appreciate the unique blend of traditions and values that shape her identity.

It Ain't So Awful, Falafel is more than just a coming-of-age story; it's a testament to the resilience of the human spirit. Firoozeh's story is a reminder that laughter and humor can help us overcome challenges, bridge cultural gaps, and find joy in the unexpected. It's a book that will resonate with readers of all ages, inviting them to laugh, cry, and reflect on the beauty of embracing diversity in a world that is constantly evolving.


384 pages