Jacqueline Saper
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Jacqueline Saper

Winner: Chicago Writers Association 2020 Book of the Year Award Finalist: 2021 Eric Hoffer Book Award Finalist: 2021 Feathered Quill Book Award Finalist: 2020 Clara Johnson Book Award Foreword Reviews: Diversity Book of the Week Curated Magazine: Must-Read Book of Fall Jacqueline Saper (named after Jacqueline Kennedy) is an award-winning author and TEDx Speaker. Her opinion columns and articles appear in national and international publications. Saper was born in Tehran (1961) to an Iranian father and a British mother. In her childhood, she experienced life in Iran's thriving Jewish community. But in 1979, she experienced the tumultuous Iranian revolution. Almost overnight, she went from a life of wearing miniskirts to high school parties to listening to fanatic diatribes, being forced to wear the hijab, and hiding in her basement as Iraqi bombs fell over her city. Her book is a riveting story of fate, faith, and multiple cultural identities of a young woman in one of the most fascinating and politically turbulent parts of the world. She left Iran with her husband and two small children on a harrowing journey in 1987. Jacqueline earned the CPA (Certified Public Accountant) designation after coming to the United States. She serves as a volunteer for the National Immigrant Justice Center as a Farsi translator/Interpreter and subtitled the award-winning movie "Alex and Ali." She is the 2018 recipient of Oakton College Distinguished Alumni Award and a Fellow member at MESA, Middle East Studies Association. Facebook: jacqueline.saper.author Instagram: jacqueline saper Linkedin: jacqueline saper For more information or to contact me, please visit my website at (https://www.jacquelinesaper.com/)
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