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Mac's Backs Comix Happy Hour discusses I Was Their American Dream by Malaka Gharib. 

I Was Their American Dream is at once a coming-of-age story and a reminder of the thousands of immigrants who come to America in search for a better life for themselves and their children. The daughter of parents with unfulfilled dreams themselves, Malaka navigated her childhood chasing her parents' ideals, learning to code-switch between her family's Filipino and Egyptian customs, adapting to white culture to fit in, crushing on skater boys, and trying to understand the tension between holding onto cultural values and trying to be an all-American kid.

"Forthright and funny, Gharib fiercely claims her own American dream." --Booklist

"Thoughtful and relatable, this touching account should be shared across generations." - Library Journal

"This charming graphic memoir riffs on the joys and challenges of developing a unique ethnic identity." - Publishers Weekly

MALAKA GHARIB is an artist, journalist, and writer based in Washington, D.C. She is the founder of The Runcible Spoon, a food zine, and the co-founder of the D.C. Art Book Fair. She lives in a row house with her husband Darren and her 9-year-old rice cooker.

The book will be available at Mac's Backs or through our website, at the 20% book club discount.

Event date: 
Friday, September 6, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Event address: 
1820 Coventry Rd.
Cleveland Heights, OH 44118
I Was Their American Dream: A Graphic Memoir Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525575115
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Clarkson Potter - April 30th, 2019