Chapters 1 through 3
• When Firoozeh Dumas was seven years old, she moved from Abadan, Iran, to Whittier, California, with her parents and fourteen-year-old brother, Farshid.
• Firoozeh's father, Kazem, had fallen in love with the kindness, freedom, and potential that America offered years before when he attended graduate school in Texas and California.
• Kazem, an engineer with the National Iranian Oil Company, was taking on a two year project as a consultant for an American firm.
• Firoozeh met with her teacher, Mrs. Sandberg, prior to beginning second grade at Leffingwell Elementary School.
• Firoozeh and Nazireh depended on Kazem to lead them around their new surroundings and to interpret the English conversation and writing for them.
• Only when they began visiting stores and restaurants did they realize that most Americans could barely understand Kazem's English.
• Kazem, in denial, was not deterred and continue to confuse most Americans he tried to communicate...
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