LLAGNY’s Graphic Novel Book Group will be hosted via Zoom on Thursday October 29th @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm. We will discuss: I Was Their American Dream: A Graphic Memoir .
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.
Please contact, Eileen Dolan at edolan@NYLI.org to be added to the meeting.