The Best We Could Do: An Illustrated Memoir
Harry N. Abrams
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.
Culture/Ethnicity; Bicultural; Immigrants and refugees; bicultural family; immigrant family; refugee family
mother and father
Cybils Awards, 2017, Nominee, Graphic Novel
Excellence in Graphic Literature Awards, 2018, Winner, Mosaic Award
Notable Books, 2018 Non Fiction
Booklist Editors' Choice: Adult Books for Young Adults, 2017 Non Fiction
School Library Journal Best Adult Books 4 Teens, 2017 Graphic Novel
YALSA Great Graphic Novels for Teens, 2018 Non Fiction
Vietnam; childbirth; siblings; teacher; California; family history; college; Vietnam War
Bui, Thi, "The Best We Could Do: An Illustrated Memoir" (2017). Diverse Families. 2013.