I Was Their American Dream: A Graphic Memoir

ISBN9780525575115
PublisherRandom House Inc
PublishedApril 30, 2019
Pages160
AuthorMalaa Gharib
FormatPAPERBACK
Weight0.4 Kg.
Height23.0 in.
Width15.24 in.
Depth1.3 in.

I Was Their American Dream: A Graphic Memoir

Malaa Gharib

PAPERBACK

April 30, 2019


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.

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I Was Their American Dream: A Graphic Memoir

Malaa Gharib

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ISBN9780525575115
PublisherRandom House Inc
PublishedApril 30, 2019
Pages160
AuthorMalaa Gharib
FormatPAPERBACK
Weight0.4 Kg.
Height23.0 in.
Width15.24 in.
Depth1.3 in.

Synopsis


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.

Get I Was Their American Dream: A Graphic Memoir by Malaka Gharib other graphic novels at Fully Booked bookstore branches in the Philippines.

Editorial Reviews

“This charming graphic memoir riffs on the joys and challenges of developing a unique ethnic identity.”

– Library Journal

“Thoughtful and relatable, this touching account should be shared across generations.”

– Library Journal