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I Was Their American Dream

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 I Was Their American Dream is at once a journal of growing up and a reminder of the thousands of immigrants who come to America in search for a better life for themselves and their childr. I read a sample of this book a few months ago on The Nib and knew I was going to enjoy it Malaka Gharib draws in a loos Copernicus Avenue enjoy it Malaka Gharib draws in a loos

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One part Mari Andrew one part Marjane Satrapi I Was Their American Dream A Graphic Memoir is a triumphant tale of self discovery a celebration of a family's rich heritage and a love letter to American immigrant freedom Malaka Gharib's illustrations come alive with teenage antics and earnest uestions about identity and culture while providing thoughtful insight into the lives of modern immigrants and the gen. Gharib creates a cute and amusing graphic memoir about being the child of immigrants a Catholic Filipino mother and a M

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Eration of millennial children they raisedMalaka's upbringing will look familiar to anyone who grew up in the pre internet era but her particular story is a heartfelt tribute to the American immigrants who have invested their future in the promise of the American dreamThe daughter of parents with unfulfilled dreams themselves Malaka navigates her childhood chasing her parents' ideals learning to code switch. Malaka Gharib approaches uncomfortable issues in this short biographical piece First she shows how her parents look to


10 thoughts on “I Was Their American Dream

  1. says:

    NPR correspondent Malaka Gharib's graphic memoir about being mixed race I work with a lot of students who similarly have mixed backgrounds so this did not seem all that remarkable to me but it was fine She's the child of immigrants a Catholic Filipino mother and a Muslim Egyptian father grew up summering with Dad in Egypt speaks both Tagalog and Arabic Will appeal to folks who are similar mixed A positive tale maybe appealing to Y

  2. says:

    Gharib creates a cute and amusing graphic memoir about being the child of immigrants a Catholic Filipino mother and a Muslim Egyptian father as she tracks her transition from desiring assimilation into white American culture to feelings of rejection to finding her own identity by acknowledging integrating and melding all the diverse cultur

  3. says:

    Excellent graphic memoir about the author’s experiences as the American born daughter of immigrant parents from the Philippines and Egypt Highly recommend

  4. says:

    Update Here's the full review an important memoir It really looks at what it means to grow up in a multi ethnic home I loved that the author not only explored her own culture and up brining but also how living in America in

  5. says:

    THIS BOOK MY LITTLE MEXICANITALIANAMERICAN HEART If you couldn't guess I adore this graphic novel And no not just because

  6. says:

    Malaka Gharib approaches uncomfortable issues in this short biographical piece First she shows how her parents look to America for the things that they want from it including their perception of the American Dream for their daughter They don't understand or value the social and cultural freedom Malaka their daughter needs to achieve their dream For Malaka freedom reuires leaving behind many elements of the past her pare

  7. says:

    I read a sample of this book a few months ago on The Nib and knew I was going to enjoy it Malaka Gharib draws in a

  8. says:

    I love reading immigrant stories and children of immigrant stories The art in here was fun and the palette is mostly red white and blue Learning about the author who is of Filipino Egyptian descent is engaging Mostly my favorite thing about th

  9. says:

    Awesome What a book about growing up in a cultural religious nationality diverse family and how your own and oth

  10. says:

    a beautiful honest and sweet tribute to her egyptian filipino american family ’ everyone should read

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