Almost American Girl

DUE IN JANUARY: Robin Ha’s graphic memoir Almost American Girl is an intimate look at a whirlwind mother-daughter relationship.  Chuna’s self-sufficient single mother unexpectedly relocates the family from Seoul to Alabama to start a new life, unbeknownst to her daughter upon their arrival.  Devastated to have left in everything she loves in Korea, and not speaking a word of English, Chuna—now Robin—struggles to fit into her new American world. I felt like I was holding her heart in my hands as I watched Robin uncover identity, shame, resilience.  This beautiful book is sure to inspire empathy for immigrants in a country where the opposite is so often true.  

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By Robin Ha, Robin Ha (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780062685094
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Published: Balzer + Bray - January 28th, 2020

A powerful and moving teen graphic novel memoir about immigration, belonging, and how arts can save a life—perfect for fans of American Born Chinese and Hey, KiddoThis nonfiction graphic novel is an excellent choice for accelerated tween readers in grades 7 to 8, especially during homeschooling.