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Author Biography

Sabreet Kang Rajeev is a first-generation Indian American of Sikh descent. Sabreet is a full-time Social-Science researcher and holds an MA in Sociology from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and BA in Sociology from the University of Maryland, College Park. She is currently completing her doctorate at the University of Baltimore.

Throughout her life, Sabreet experienced the beauty and struggle of being part of a blue-collar immigrant family, and she is driven to raise awareness and empathy for a minority group of Indian Americans who do not historically come from educational or economic privilege. Generation Zero is her first book.

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Generation Zero: Reclaiming My Parents' American Dream

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Two pants. Two T-shirts. The socks and shoes he wore. His life savings of one thousand dollars. That is what Sukhvir brought to America at the age of twenty-three. Together, he and his wife started from nothing. They struggled in blue-collar jobs and poured their souls into two American-born children. They were Generation Zero.

For most of her life, Sabreet searched to find meaning in her family’s immigration story. She read books about extraordinary immigrants’ triumphs and everyday tales of hardship, but the stories of her family—and other Generation Zero families—often felt invisible.

If you’re a first- or second-generation American, you know how hard it is to understand your reality. But you also know there is a great deal of beauty and strength to come from an immigrant family. Maybe your working-class family sacrificed. Maybe you’ve strived to accomplish your parents’ abandoned dreams. Or maybe you’re living a hyphenated identity, trying to make sense of the unique experiences that make you American. You are not alone.

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Praise & Publications

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Winner of the 2020 BookLife Prize


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The Struggles of Having a Hyphenated Identity in America

Thrive Global

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Sharing the Stories of Generation Zero Families

Authority Magazine


We Are Sikh

Meet Sabreet Kang Rajeev

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The Best Books I've Read in 2021

Book Charming


Meet the Finalists of the 2020 BookLife Prize in Nonfiction


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Sabreet Kang’s Book Generation Zero Veracity Of Immigrants Life

Urban Asian

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Think: NPR


May 12, 2021


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March 28, 2021

All Ears English

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March 18 2021

The Homesickness Cure


March 25, 2021

Caffeinated Brown Girl

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February 16, 2021

The Immigrantly Podcast


January 26, 2021

Entre Dos Podcast - Raising Bilingual Kids


January 19, 2021

Author Hour Podcast


December 9, 2020

All Roads Lead Here


December 4, 2020

Your Favorite Podcast


December 3, 2020

Redefining ABCD

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November 9, 2020

The Desi Condition Episode 2.13: The Sociology of Love


April 2, 2020

But What Will People Say


February 3, 2020

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Reading Guide

A self-paced reading guide to help you explore your own, Generation Zero story.

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