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

By: Gharib, Malaka [author,, illustrator.].
Contributor(s): Leigh, Toby [colourist.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Clarkson Potter, [2019]Copyright date: �2019Edition: First edition.Description: 156 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 23 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780525575115; 0525575111.Subject(s): Gharib, Malaka -- Juvenile literature -- Comic books, strips, etc | Immigrants -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature -- Comic books, strips, etc | Cartoonists -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature -- Comic books, strips, etc | Racially mixed people -- Biography -- Juvenile literature -- Comic books, strips, etc | Filipino Americans -- Biography -- Juvenile literature -- Comic books, strips, etc | Egyptian Americans -- Biography -- Juvenile literature -- Comic books, strips, etc | American Dream -- Juvenile literature -- Comic books, strips, etc | COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / Contemporary Women | COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / Nonfiction / Biography & Memoir | SOCIAL SCIENCE / Emigration & Immigration | Racially mixed people | Filipino Americans | Egyptian Americans | Cartoonists | American Dream | Immigrants | United StatesGenre/Form: Graphic novels. | Biographical comics. | Young adult literature. | Comic books, strips, etc. | Graphic novels. | Biographical comics.DDC classification: 305.9/069120973 | B Other classification: CGN008000 | CGN007010 | SOC007000 | BIO000000 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."--Amazon.
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"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."--Amazon.

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