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

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Published:
New York : Clarkson Potter, [2019].
Format:
Graphic Novel
Edition:
First edition.
Physical Desc:
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly illustrations (color) ; 23 cm
Status:

1 copy on order.
Copies
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Status
Last Check-In
Lafayette Graphic Novels
973.0869 Gha
Due Jun 18, 2021
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Boulder Main Graphic Novel
GRAPHIC I
On Shelf
May 17, 2021
Broomfield Adult Graphic Coll.
973.0869 Gharib
On Shelf
Jun 12, 2021
Loveland Adult Graphic Novel
973.0069 Gharib, M.
On Shelf
Jan 22, 2020
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Longmont Pulblic Library On Order
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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.

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APA Citation (style guide)

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

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.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Gharib, Malaka and Toby. Leigh, I Was Their American Dream: A Graphic Memoir. New York: Clarkson Potter, 2019.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Gharib, Malaka,, and Toby Leigh. I Was Their American Dream: A Graphic Memoir. First edition. New York: Clarkson Potter, 2019.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. 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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Language:
English
ISBN:
9780525575115, 0525575111
Lexile code:
GN: Graphic Novel
Lexile measure:
490

Notes

General Note
Chiefly illustrations.
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.