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The Best We Could Do: An Illustrated Memoir (Paperback)

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By Thi Bui
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Refugee stories are massively important right now. This graphic memoir explores connecting the past to the present and the long, intergenerational shadow it can throw. The Buis left the fallout of the Vietnam war, but never imagined the lasting impact such trauma would have on their life in America. Drawn in an intensely personal style, I couldn’t help but be pulled into their story.

— Ivy

About the Author


Thi Bui was born in Vietnam and immigrated to the United States as a child. She studied art and legal studies and at one point wanted to be a civil rights lawyer, but became a public school teacher instead. She lives in Berkeley with her son, her husband, and her mother. The Best We Could Do is her debut graphic novel.

Praise For…


“…a cinematic epic, following several generations through the travails of immigration and emotional dislocation.”

— PBS NewsHour

“The Best We Could Do has been compared to Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis for its heart-wrenchingly honest, sometimes humorous, and deeply personal account of what it means to rescue life from the debris of loss.”

— Buzzfeed


Product Details
ISBN: 9781419718786
ISBN-10: 1419718789
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
Publication Date: April 17th, 2018
Pages: 336
Language: English
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