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The best we could do : an illustrated memoir [electronic resource].

Bui, Thi, (author,, artist.). Bui, Thi. (Added Author). hoopla digital. (Added Author).
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  • ISBN: 9781613129302 (electronic bk.)
  • ISBN: 1613129300 (electronic bk.)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Publisher: [United States] : Abrams, 2017.
  • Distributor: Made available through hoopla

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Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Summary, etc.:
An intimate and poignant graphic novel portraying one family's journey from war-torn Vietnam, from debut author Thi Bui. This beautifully illustrated and emotional story is an evocative memoir about the search for a better future and a longing for the past. Exploring the anguish of immigration and the lasting effects that displacement has on a child and her family, Bui documents the story of her family's daring escape after the fall of South Vietnam in the 1970s, and the difficulties they faced building new lives for themselves. At the heart of Bui's story is a universal struggle: While adjusting to life as a first-time mother, she ultimately discovers what it means to be a parent-the endless sacrifices, the unnoticed gestures, and the depths of unspoken love. Despite how impossible it seems to take on the simultaneous roles of both parent and child, Bui pushes through. With haunting, poetic writing and breathtaking art, she examines the strength of family, the importance of identity, and the meaning of home.
Target Audience Note:
Rated T
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Bui, Thi > Comic books, strips, etc.
Refugees > United States > Biography > Comic books, strips, etc.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 > Personal narratives > Comic books, strips, etc.
Asian Americans > History > Comic books, strips, etc.
Vietnamese Americans > Comic books, strips, etc.
Medicine > Comic books, strips, etc.
Cartoons and comics.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975.
Genre: Graphic novels.
Electronic books.
Graphic novels.
Comic books, strips, etc.

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