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The tyrant's daughter

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"Filled with political intrigue and emotional tension, Carleson's riveting novel features a teenage refugee caught in a web of deceit and conspiracy." -- PW, starred review   When her father is killed in a coup, Laila and her mother and brother leave their war-torn homeland for a fresh start in the suburbs of Washington, D.C.   At her new high school, Laila makes mistakes, makes friends, and even meets a boy who catches her eye. But this new life brings unsettling facts to light. The American newspapers call her father a brutal dictator and suggest that her family's privilege came at the expense of innocent lives. Meanwhile, her mother would like nothing more than to avenge his death, and she'll go to great lengths to regain their position of power.   As an international crisis takes shape around her, Laila is pulled in one direction, then another, but there's no time to sort out her feelings. She has to pick a side now, and her decision will affect not just her own life, but countless others. . . . Praise for The Tyrant's Daughter: "Carleson, a former undercover CIA officer, infuses her story with compelling details and gripping authenticity." -- The Boston Globe   "Every American should read this book. It's an eye-opener." --Suzanne Fisher Staples, Newbery Honor-winning author of Shabanu
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Level 5.1, 10 Points
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HL: High-Low 720L
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Grouping Title tyrant s daughter
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Last Grouping Update 2019-02-22 22:47:22PM
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display_description Exiled to the United States after her father, a Middle Eastern dictator, is killed in a coup, fifteen-year-old Laila must cope with a completely new way of life, the truth of her father's regime, and her mother and brother's ways of adjusting.
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subject_facet Dictators -- Fiction, Exiles -- Fiction, High schools -- Fiction, Immigrants -- Fiction, Middle East -- Politics and government -- Fiction, Schools -- Fiction, Young adult fiction
title_display The tyrant's daughter
title_full The Tyrant's Daughter, The tyrant's daughter / J.C. Carleson
title_short The tyrant's daughter
topic_facet Dictators, Exiles, High schools, Immigrants, Politics and government, Schools, Young Adult Fiction, Young Adult Literature, Young adult fiction