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Author Gharib, Malaka, author, illustrator.

Title I was their American dream : a graphic memoir / Malaka Gharib ; [coloring by Toby Leigh].

Publication Info. New York : Clarkson Potter, [2019]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Montrose Library Graphic Novels    973.0869 GHA    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Graphic Novels.
Edition First edition.
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 23 cm
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Summary "I Was Their American Dream is at once a coming-of-age story and a reminder of the thousands of immigrants who come to America in search for a better life for themselves and their children. The daughter of parents with unfulfilled dreams themselves, Malaka navigated her childhood chasing her parents' ideals, learning to code-switch between her family's Filipino and Egyptian customs, adapting to white culture to fit in, crushing on skater boys, and trying to understand the tension between holding onto cultural values and trying to be an all-American kid. Malaka Gharib's triumphant graphic memoir brings to life her teenage antics and illuminates earnest questions about identity and culture, while providing thoughtful insight into the lives of modern immigrants and the generation of millennial children they raised. Malaka's story is a heartfelt tribute to the American immigrants who have invested their future in the promise of the American dream."--Provided by publisher.
Subject Gharib, Malaka -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Immigrants -- United States -- Biography -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Racially mixed people -- United States -- Biography -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Children of immigrants -- United States -- Biography -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Filipino Americans -- Biography -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Egyptian Americans -- Biography -- Comic books, strips, etc.
American Dream -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Personality and culture -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Identity (Philosophical concept) -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Genre/Form Young adult literature.
Comics (Graphic works)
Graphic novels.
Biographical comics.
Added Author Leigh, Toby, colorist.
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