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American like me : reflections on life between cultures / edited by America Ferrera with E. Cayce Dumont.

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  • 6 of 7 copies available at Sage Library System. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Columbia Gorge Community College. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Columbia Gorge Community College Library.

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0 current holds with 7 total copies.

Summary:

"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."--
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Columbia Gorge Community College Library 920.073 FERRE 2018 (Text) 23892000946288 Main Collection Book None 10/09/2018 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781501180910
  • ISBN: 1501180916
  • ISBN: 9781501180927
  • ISBN: 1501180924
  • Physical Description: xxii, 309 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Gallery Books hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Gallery Books, [2018]

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
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 -- Geena 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 Sensmeier -- Carmen Carrera -- Uzo Aduba -- Linda Sarsour -- Joaquin Castro.
Summary, etc.:
"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.
Subject: Minorities > United States.
Cultural pluralism > United States.
Assimilation (Sociology) > United States.

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