I Was Their American Dream Book Discussion
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by Malika Gharib, Muslim Journeys Book Club
graphic novel in association with Michigan State University Comics Forum
Wednesday, March 3 (time TBA)
I Was Their American Dream is at once a coming-of-age story and a reminder of the thousands of immigrants who come to America in search for a better life for themselves and their children. The daughter of parents with unfulfilled dreams themselves, Malaka navigated her childhood chasing her parents' ideals, learning to code-switch 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.
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