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The best we could do : an illustrated memoir

Author: Thi Bui
Publisher: New York : Abrams Comicarts, 2017. ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : Graphic : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This beautifully illustrated and emotional story is an evocative memoir about the search for a better future and a longing for the past. Exploring the anguish of immigration and the lasting effects that displacement has on a child and her family, Bui documents the story of her family’s daring escape after the fall of South Vietnam in the 1970s, and the difficulties they faced building new lives for themselves. At  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Graphic novels
Autobiographical comics
Nonfiction comics
Teen graphic novels
Comic books, strips, etc
Biography Comic books, strips, etc
Named Person: Thi Bui; Thi Bui
Material Type: Biography, Graphic
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thi Bui
ISBN: 9781419718779 1419718770
OCLC Number: 986394818
Awards: A Junior Library Guild selection, May 2017.
Description: 327 pages : chiefly colour illustrations ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Thi Bui.

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" Thi Bui's debut interweaves an account of her own life in the US with her parents' coming-of-age in, and eventual escape from, Vietnam during the 1960s and 1970s. [...] Yet this is not a book Read more...

 
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