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The Best We Could Do: An Illustrated Memoir
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The Best We Could Do: An Illustrated Memoir (Hardback)

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The Best We Could Do explores the anguish of immigration and the lasting effects that displacement has on a child. Thi Bui documents her family's daring escape after the fall of South Vietnam in the 1970s and the diffiulties they faced building new lives for themselves in America. At the heart of Bui's story is a universal struggle: adjusting to life as a first-time mother. With haunting, poetic writing and breathtaking art, The Best We Could Do examines the strength of family, the importance of identity, and the meaning of home, providing inspiration to all who search for a better future while longing for a simpler past.



BiographyMemoirsChildren'sFiction & true storiesGeneral fictionFiction & PoetryGraphic NovelsGraphic novels: true stories & non-fictionPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial issues & processesMigration, immigration & emigration Publisher: Abrams Publication Date: 07/03/2017 ISBN-13: 9781419718779  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Thi Bui was born in Vietnam three months before the end of the Vietnam War, and came to the United States in 1978 as part of the "boat people" wave of refugees from Southeast Asia. Her debut graphic memoir, The Best We Could Do (Abrams ComicArts, 2017) has been selected as both an Indies Introduce and Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers title, and a Junior Library Guild Selection. She is also the illustrator of A Different Pond, a children's book by Bao Phi (Capstone, 2017). Thi taught high school in New York City and was a founding teacher of Oakland International High School, the first public high school in California for recent immigrants and English learners. She currently teaches in the MFA in Comics program at the California College of the Arts. She lives in Berkeley with her son, her husband and her mother.

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