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Author Bui, Thi, author, illustrator.

Title The best we could do : an illustrated memoir / Thi Bui.

Publication Info. New York : Abrams Comicarts, 2018.


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 Axe 1st Floor Tilford Coll  741.5973 B868b 2018    ---  Available
 Axe 1st Floor Tilford Coll  741.5973 B868b 2018 c.2  ---  Available
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Edition Revised and expanded.
Description 327 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
still image sti rdacontent
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Graphic novels lcgft
Series Tilford Collection.
Note "Originally published in hardcover in 2017 by Abrams ComicArts."--Title page verso.
" ... revised and expanded to include an illustrated conversation between Thi Bui and Viet Thanh Nguyen and an illustrated timeline."--Page 4 of cover.
Contents Ch. 1 Labor -- Ch. 2 Rewind, reverse -- Ch. 3 Home, the holding pen -- Ch. 4 Blood and rice -- Ch. 5 Either, or -- Ch. 6 The chessboard -- Ch. 7 Heroes and losers -- Ch. 8 The shore -- Ch. 9 Fire and ash -- Ch. 10 Ebb and flow.
Summary The Best We Could Do, the debut graphic novel memoir by Thi Bui, is an intimate look at one family's journey form their war-torn home in Vietnam to their new lives in America. 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. The Best We Could Do brings to life her journey of understanding and provides inspiration to all who search for a better future while longing for a simpler past.
Subject Bui, Thi -- Comic books, strips, etc
Immigrants -- United States -- History -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Vietnamese -- United States -- Social conditions -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Vietnam -- Emigration and immigration -- History -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Childbirth -- United States -- History -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Infants -- Death -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Fear -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Bui, Thi. (OCoLC)fst01990559
Childbirth. (OCoLC)fst00854780
Emigration and immigration. (OCoLC)fst00908690
Fear. (OCoLC)fst00922034
Immigrants. (OCoLC)fst00967712
Infants -- Death. (OCoLC)fst00972117
Vietnamese -- Social conditions. (OCoLC)fst01166651
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Vietnam. (OCoLC)fst01204778
Genre/Form Nonfiction comics. (OCoLC)fst01921721
Autobiographical comics. (OCoLC)fst01921583
Comic books, strips, etc. (OCoLC)fst01423722
Graphic novels. (OCoLC)fst01726630
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Nonfiction comics.
Graphic novels.
Autobiographical comics.
ISBN 1419718789 (Abrams paperback)
9781419718786 (Abrams paperback)
9781419739064 (UCSB paperback)
1419739069 (UCSB paperback)

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