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

Gharib, Malaka, (author,, illustrator.). Leigh, Toby, (colourist.).

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  • 0 of 1 copy available at Bethlehem Area Public Library System.
  • 1 of 2 copies available at Lehigh Valley Library System. (Show)

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Bethlehem Main Library 741.5 (Text) 33062009257842 YA Graphic Checked Out 05/27/2020

Record details

  • ISBN: 0525575111
  • ISBN: 9780525575115
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Clarkson Potter, [2019]

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Summary, etc.:
"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.
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.
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: Biographical comics.
Autobiographical comics.
Graphic novels.
Graphic novels.

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