My Favorite Chaperone is about a 13-year-old girl named Maya Alazova who moved with her family from Kazakhstan. She and her family are having a very difficult time adjusting to the United States. Her parents believe she should act like a typical child back in Central Asia and not like a typical Americal
No maya. Sorry
There is a spring fling going on this weeked. Can i go, please?
The teacher is handing out spring formal papers. Maya takes a slip, knowing she wont be allowed to attend.
I'll go with you maya. Dont worry
Reallyyy, Thank you.
Maya lays in her bed and thinks about the spring fling. Wondering if she shall ask her parents
Her parents feel as if she should stick to her culture and not try anything new.
Maya, you know how we operate
Her brother said he would volunteer to be a chaperone at her school dance.
You've really grown into such an independant young lady. Im proud of you, heres a bracelt to never forget where you came from. Love you
Once her mother had given her a bracelet of acceptance, Maya seemed to find herself. She simply did not worry about her race nor wanting to fit in. She became an independent and strong individual.