First Daughter: Extreme American Makeover by Mitali Perkins [in Bloomsbury Review]
With her Republican front-runner father, Sameera “Sparrow” Righton just might be headed to the White House. That is, if her father’s PR spinners can make her more ‘all-American,’ given her Pakistani heritage as the beloved adopted daughter of two headstrong activists who want to change the world. She goes from invisible teenage schoolgirl to glam chic, thanks to the campaign’s makeover gurus, but discovering just who the real Sameera Righton is turns out to be the best adventure of all. Check out the accompanying, real-life blog, www.sparrowblog.com by the fictional Sameera on the all-too-real upcoming 2008 Presidential elections.
Perkins continues spunky Sparrow’s story in First Daughter: White House Rules.
Review: “In Celebration of Asian Pacific American Month: New & Notable Books,” The Bloomsbury Review, May/June 2007
Readers: Middle Grade, Young Adult