Zomorod (Cindy) Yousefzadeh is the new kid on the block . . . for the
California's Newport Beach is her family's latest perch,
and she's determined to shuck her brainy loner persona and start afresh
with a new Brady Bunch name Cindy. It's the late 1970s, and fitting in
becomes more difficult as Iran makes U.S. headlines with protests,
revolution, and finally the taking of American hostages.
Even mood rings
and puka shell necklaces can't distract Cindy from the anti-Iran
sentiments that creep way too close to home. A poignant yet lighthearted
middle grade debut from the author of the best-selling
Funny in Farsi.