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Author Iftin, Abdi Nor, author.

Title Call me American : the extraordinary true story of a young Somali immigrant / Abdi Nor Iftin, with Max Alexander.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Delacorte Press, [2020]


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 GDL Casa Verdugo Library Teen Non-Fiction  New Shelf  92 Iftin,A IFT    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Teen Non-Fiction.
Edition First edition.
Description 255 pages ; 22 cm
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Note "This work is based on Call me American, ℗♭2018 by Abdi Nor Iftin and Max Alexander. Originally published in hardcover by Alfred A. Knopf in 2018 and subsequently published in paperback by Vintage Books, in 2019"--Title page verso.
Summary Adapted from the adult memoir, this gripping story follows one boy's journey into young adulthood and offers an intimate account of modern immigration.Abdi Nor Iftin grew up amidst a blend of cultures, far from the United States. At home in Somalia, his mother entertained him with vivid folktales and bold stories detailing her rural, nomadic upbrinding. As he grew older, he spent his days following his father, a basketball player, through the bustling street of the capital city of Mogadishu.But when the threat of civil war reached Abdi's doorstep, his family was forced to flee to safety. Through the turbulent years of war, young Abdi found solace in popular American music and films. Nicknamed Abdi the American, he developed a proficiency for English that connected him--and his story--with news outlets and radio shows, and eventually gave him a shot at winning the annual U.S. visa lottery.Abdi shares every part of his journey, and his courageous account reminds readers that everyone deserves the chance to build a brighter future for themselves.
Subject Iftin, Abdi Nor -- Juvenile literature.
Somali Americans -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Somali Americans -- Maine -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Immigrants -- Maine -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Muslims -- Maine -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Children and war -- Somalia -- Juvenile literature.
Somalia -- History -- 1991- -- Juvenile literature.
Mogadishu (Somalia) -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
Young adult nonfiction.
Added Author Alexander, Max, 1957-
ISBN 9781984897114 (hc)
198489711X (hc)

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