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Almost American Girl: An Illustrated Memoir by [Robin Ha]

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“This heartfelt memoir from an author who shares her honest, personal experiences. An insightful, moving coming-of-age tale.”  -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"A poignant and unvarnished depiction of immigration—both the heartache and the rewards." -- School Library Journal (starred review)

“With unblinking honesty and raw vulnerability [and] presented in full-color splendor, her energetic style mirrors the constant motion of her adolescent self, navigating the peripatetic turbulence toward adulthood.” -- ALA Booklist (starred review)

“Touching and subtly humorous, this emotive memoir is as much about the steadfast bond between a mother and daughter as it is about the challenges of being an immigrant in America.” -- Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Ha successfully brings to life the wide range of emotions that both tell the story and provide evidence that the comic medium has been a healing force for her and perhaps could be for readers who have walked similar paths.”  -- Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

“Ha effectively uses the comic book format to recall her own memories of dislocation, explore a testy mother-daughter relationship and ultimately chronicle a poignant search for identity.” -- San Francisco Chronicle

“A powerful memoir that not only shows what it’s like to be in a new town or a new school, but what it’s like to move to an entirely new country! It’s an amazing journey that is sure to promote empathy with readers.” -- Jerry Craft, author of New Kid

“Incredibly honest, poignant, and ultimately triumphant, Almost American Girl is a treasure.” -- Michael Cho, author of Shoplifter

“Robin’s story is both utterly her own and deeply resonant for anyone who’s felt lost in the world and fought to carve out a place for themselves.” -- Hazel Newlevant, author of No Ivy League --This text refers to the paperback edition.

About the Author

Robin Ha grew up reading and drawing comics. At fourteen she moved to the United States from Seoul, Korea. After graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA in illustration, she moved to New York City and started a career in the fashion industry. Her work has been published in independent comic anthologies including Secret Identities and The Strumpet, as well as in the pages of Marvel Comics and Heavy Metal Magazine. She is also the author of the New York Times bestselling comic recipe book Cook Korean!: A Comic Book with Recipes. Visit Robin online at banchancomic.tumblr.com. --This text refers to the paperback edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B07R6MT9HM
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Balzer + Bray; Illustrated edition (January 28, 2020)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ January 28, 2020
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 711167 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Not enabled
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 240 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
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5.0 out of 5 stars Moving, heartfelt and funny
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 20, 2020
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5.0 out of 5 stars An educational read
Reviewed in Canada on October 13, 2020
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5.0 out of 5 stars FANTASTIC READ!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars FANTASTIC READ!!
Reviewed in Australia on July 1, 2020
What a gem this book is!!

Written from the perspective of a 14 year old Korean girl who moves to the USA abruptly- it is rich with insight , emotional upheaval and lots of funny cultural insights!

You really feel the emotions that Robin felt and go on the journey with her in this life changing times. The drawings are exquisite and I was even more delighted to find out the author had created a graphic novel cook book! "Cook Korean!", ordering that immediately! A fantastic graphic novel- we need more from Robin Ha!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Straight from the heart
Reviewed in India on September 6, 2020
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful!
Reviewed in Germany on December 25, 2020
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