"Best We Could Do" er et intimt og rørende memoir af Thi Bui, der handler om en families rejse fra det krigshærgede Vietnam til det nye liv i USA.
Thi Buis værk "Best We Could Do" er en følelsesmæssig og personlig læseoplevelse, der giver dig lov til at komme tæt på en af de familier, der flygtede fra det sydlige Vietnam til USA i 1970'erne. Thi Bui var en del af en familie, der tog den svære rejse og fik et helt nyt liv, og her fortæller hun om oplevelsen.
Dette er også en historie om en mor, der gør alt hvad hun kan, for at give sit barn de bedste livsvilkår hun kan.
An intimate and moving portrait of one family's journey from their war-torn home in Vietnam to new lives in AmericaPRIZES:Winner of Pop Culture Classroom Excellence in Graphic Literature Awards Finalist 2018 (United States)Short-listed for Slate's Cartoonist Studio Prize 2017 (United States)
National bestseller2017 National Book Critics Circle (NBCC) Finalist ABA Indies Introduce Winter / Spring 2017 Selection Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Spring 2017 Selection ALA 2018 Notable Books Selection An intimate and poignant graphic novel portraying one family's journey from war-torn Vietnam, from debut author Thi Bui. This beautifully illustrated and emotional story is an evocative memoir about the search for a better future and a longing for the past. Exploring the anguish of immigration and the lasting effects that displacement has on a child and her family, Bui documents the story of her family's daring escape after the fall of South Vietnam in the 1970s, and the difficulties they faced building new lives for themselves. At the heart of Bui's story is a universal struggle: While adjusting to life as a first-time mother, she ultimately discovers what it means to be a parent-the endless sacrifices, the unnoticed gestures, and the depths of unspoken love. Despite how impossible it seems to take on the simultaneous roles of both parent and child, Bui pushes through. With haunting, poetic writing and breathtaking art, she examines the strength of family, the importance of identity, and the meaning of home. In what Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Viet Thanh Nguyen calls "a book to break your heart and heal it," The Best We Could Do brings to life Thi Bui's journey of understanding, and provides inspiration to all of those who search for a better future while longing for a simpler past.