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I was their American dream: a graphic memoir
(Graphic Novel)

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Published:
New York : Clarkson Potter / Publishers, of Crown Publishing Group, [2019].
Format:
Graphic Novel
Edition:
First edition.
Physical Desc:
155 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 24 cm
Status:
Lafayette Graphic Novels
Gha
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Lafayette Graphic Novels
Gha
On Shelf
Jul 7, 2022
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Boulder Main Graphic Novel
GRAPHIC I
On Shelf
Jul 27, 2022
Boulder Reynolds Graphic Novel
GRAPHIC I
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Jun 4, 2020
Broomfield Adult Graphic Coll.
973.0869 Gharib
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Mar 16, 2022
Longmont Teen Graphic Novels
TEEN GRAPHIC NOVELS GHARIB, M.
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Loveland Adult Graphic Novel
973.0069 Gharib, M.
On Shelf
Jun 7, 2022
Description

"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." --Publisher.

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Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Gharib, M., & Leigh, T. (2019). I was their American dream: a graphic memoir. First edition. New York, Clarkson Potter / Publishers, of Crown Publishing Group.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Gharib, Malaka and Toby. Leigh. 2019. I Was Their American Dream: A Graphic Memoir. New York, Clarkson Potter / Publishers, of Crown Publishing Group.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Gharib, Malaka and Toby. Leigh, I Was Their American Dream: A Graphic Memoir. New York, Clarkson Potter / Publishers, of Crown Publishing Group, 2019.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Gharib, Malaka, and Toby Leigh. I Was Their American Dream: A Graphic Memoir. First edition. New York, Clarkson Potter / Publishers, of Crown Publishing Group, 2019.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2022. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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More Details
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780525575115, 0525575111
Accelerated Reader:
UG
Level 3.6, 1 Points
Lexile code:
GN: Graphic Novel
Lexile measure:
490

Notes

Description
"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." --Publisher.