The best we could do: an illustrated memoir

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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.
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Asian Americans
Asian Americans -- History -- Comic books, strips, etc
Asian Americans -- history
Asians -- history
Autobiographical comics
Autobiographies
Autobiography
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Personal Memoirs
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
Biographical comics
Biographies
Bui, Thi
Bui, Thi -- Comic books, strips, etc
Bui, Thi. -- Comic books, strips, etc
COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS -- Nonfiction
COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / Nonfiction
Cartoons and comics
Comic books, strips, etc
Comics (Graphic works)
Electronic books
Fantasy
Graphic Novel
Graphic novels
Graphic novels -- U.S.A. -- 2017
History
Medicine
Medicine -- Comic books, strips, etc
Mother-Child Relations
Nonfiction comics
Personal Narrative
Personal narratives
Refugees
Refugees -- Biography
Refugees -- United States -- Biography -- Comic books, strips, etc
Refugees -- United States -- Comic books, strips, etc
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Emigration & Immigration
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Emigration & Immigration
United States
Vietnam War (1961-1975)
Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal narratives -- Comic books, strips, etc
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal narratives, Vietnamese
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal narratives, Vietnamese -- Comic books, strips, etc
Vietnamese Americans
Vietnamese Americans -- Biography -- Comic books, strips, etc
Vietnamese Americans -- Comic books, strips, etc
Young Adult
title_displayThe best we could do : an illustrated memoir
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Personal Memoirs
Refugees
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