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The Resource The best we could do : an illustrated memoir, Thi Bui, (electronic resource)

The best we could do : an illustrated memoir, Thi Bui, (electronic resource)

Label
The best we could do : an illustrated memoir
Title
The best we could do
Title remainder
an illustrated memoir
Statement of responsibility
Thi Bui
Creator
Contributor
Artist
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
ABA Indies Introduce Winter / Spring 2017 Selection! Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Spring 2017 Selection! 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. In what Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Viet Thanh Nguyen calls "a book to break your heart and heal it," The Best We Could Do brings to life Thi Bui's journey of understanding, and provides inspiration to all of those who search for a better future while longing for a simpler past
Summary
The debut graphic novel memoir from Thi Bui is an intimate look at one family’s journey from 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."--Provided by the publisher
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Illustration
Award
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2017.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice: Adult Books for Young Adults, 2017.
  • ALA Notable Book, 2018.
  • YALSA Great Graphic Novels for Teens, 2018.
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10556180
Cataloging source
Midwest
Dewey number
973/.0495920092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
600
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
an illustrated memoir
Label
The best we could do : an illustrated memoir, Thi Bui, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11895069
Instantiates
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT11895069
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781613129302
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11895069
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11895069
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The best we could do : an illustrated memoir, Thi Bui, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11895069
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT11895069
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781613129302
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11895069
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11895069
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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