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Call me American : the extraordinary true story of a young Somali immigrant

Author: Abdi Nor Iftin
Publisher: New York : Random House Children's Books 2020.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Adapted from the adult memoir, this gripping and acclaimed story follows one boy's journey into young adulthood, against the backdrop of civil war and his ultimate immigration to America, in search of a better life. In Somalia, Abdi Nor Iftin grew up amidst a blend of cultures. His mother entertained him with vivid folktales and bold stories about her rural, nomadic upbrinding. As he grew older, he spent his days  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biographies
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Iftin, Abdi Nor.
Call Me American (Adapted for Young Adults) : The Extraordinary True Story of a Young Somali Immigrant.
[Place of publication not identified] : Random House Children's Books 2020
(OCoLC)1156385535
Named Person: Abdi Nor Iftin
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Abdi Nor Iftin
ISBN: 9781984897121 1984897128
OCLC Number: 1228812044
Description: 1 online resource (272 pages)
Responsibility: by Abdi Nor Iftin.

Abstract:

Adapted from the adult memoir, this gripping and acclaimed story follows one boy's journey into young adulthood, against the backdrop of civil war and his ultimate immigration to America, in search of a better life. In Somalia, Abdi Nor Iftin grew up amidst a blend of cultures. His mother entertained him with vivid folktales and bold stories about 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.

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