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Author Ha, Robin, author, artist.

Title Almost American girl : an illustrated memoir / Robin Ha.

Edition First edition.
Publication Info. New York, N.Y. : Balzer + Bray, HarperAlley, imprints of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2020]
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 95th Street Adult Nonfiction Graphic Novels  741.5092 HA    DUE 02-24-21
 Naper Blvd. Adult Nonfiction Graphic Novels  741.5092 HA    AVAILABLE
 Nichols Adult Nonfiction Graphic Novels  741.5092 HA    DUE 02-13-21
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Description 227 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Note Chiefly illustrations.
Summary "A powerful and moving teen graphic novel memoir about immigration, belonging, and how arts can save a life--perfect for fans of American Born Chinese and Hey, Kiddo. For as long as she can remember, it's been Robin and her mom against the world. Growing up as the only child of a single mother in Seoul, Korea, wasn't always easy, but it has bonded them fiercely together. So when a vacation to visit friends in Huntsville, Alabama, unexpectedly becomes a permanent relocation--following her mother's announcement that she's getting married--Robin is devastated. Overnight, her life changes. She is dropped into a new school where she doesn't understand the language and struggles to keep up. She is completely cut off from her friends in Seoul and has no access to her beloved comics. At home, she doesn't fit in with her new stepfamily, and worst of all, she is furious with the one person she is closest to--her mother. Then one day Robin's mother enrolls her in a local comic drawing class, which opens the window to a future Robin could never have imagined"
Subject Ha, Robin -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Authors, American -- Virginia -- Falls Church -- Biography -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Emigration and immigration.
Mothers and daughters.
Single mothers.
Teenage girls -- Identity.
Koreans -- United States.
English language -- Study and teaching.
Korean American families.
Korean Americans.
Comic books, strips, etc. -- Authorship.
Women immigrants -- Biography.
Women illustrators -- Biography.
Genre Autobiographies.
Comics (Graphic works)
Graphic novels.
ISBN 9780062685100 (hardcover)
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