It Ain't So Awful, Falafel

  • by Firoozeh Dumas
  • Narrated by Firoozeh Dumas
  • 6 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Zomorod (Cindy) Yousefzadeh is the new kid on the block...for the fourth time. 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 US 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.

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Fascinating story to listen to!

Congrats to the the Author Firoozeh Dumas, receiving the inaugural New Americans Children's history book prize. Firoozeh is a great story teller. She makes it so easy to picture each scene while she is capturing moments of history in her strong words with her warm voice. I have also listened to Funny in Farsi & Laughing without accent as well! Kudos to her.
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- narjes

You are gonna cry at the end, it's SOOOO happy!

I couldn't stop listening to this book. It was that interesting! It's about acts of kindness. It's about how history is the stories of people and the battles they fight within. It's about being a foreigner in a strange country. And it's about the Iran Hostage Crisis of the late 1970s. It's about wanting and finding friends and the importance of family. But I can only say these things looking back on all the little events that happened in the story. While I was listening, I just wanted to find out what happened next. This is a good book for mature ten year olds and up. Nice for a family road trip. I am 65 and I loved it!!!
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- Sylvia

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-23-2016
  • Publisher: Audible Studios