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American like me : reflections on life between cultures
Title:
American like me : reflections on life between cultures
ISBN:
9781501180910

9781501180927
Physical Description:
xxii, 309 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents:
Essayists: Reshma Saujani -- Al Madrigal -- Jenny Zhang -- Bambadjan Bamba -- Padma Lakshmi -- Randall Park -- Roxane Gay -- Carmen Perez -- Issa Rae -- Diane Guerrero -- Joy Cho -- Liza Koshy -- Kumail Nanjiani -- Michelle Kwan -- Geen Rocero -- Frank Waln -- Auli'i Cravalho -- Jeremy Lin -- America Ferrera -- Ravi Patel -- Lin-Manuel Miranda -- Tanaya Winder -- Wilmer Valderrama -- Anna Akana -- Laurie Hernandez -- Kal Penn -- Anjelah Johnson-Reyes -- Martin Seensmeier -- Carmen Carrera -- Uzo Aduba -- Linda Sarsour -- Joaquin Castro.
Abstract:
"From award-winning actress and political activist America Ferrera comes a vibrant and varied collection of first person accounts from prominent figures about the experience of growing up between cultures. America Ferrera has always felt wholly American, and yet, her identity is inextricably linked to her parents' homeland and Honduran culture. Speaking Spanish at home, having Saturday-morning-salsa-dance-parties in the kitchen, and eating tamales alongside apple pie at Christmas never seemed at odds with her American identity. Still, she yearned to see that identity reflected in the larger American narrative. Now, in American Like Me, America invites thirty-one of her friends, peers, and heroes to share their stories about life between cultures. We know them as actors, comedians, athletes, politicians, artists, and writers. However, they are also immigrants, children or grandchildren of immigrants, indigenous people, or people who otherwise grew up with deep and personal connections to more than one culture. Each of them struggled to establish a sense of self, find belonging, and feel seen. And they call themselves American enthusiastically, reluctantly, or not at all. Ranging from the heartfelt to the hilarious, their stories shine a light on a quintessentially American experience and will appeal to anyone with a complicated relationship to family, culture, and growing up."-- Provided by publisher.
Format:
Book
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice:
New York : Gallery Books, [2018]