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ISBN-10: 1501180916

ISBN-13: 9781501180910

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From award-winning actress and political activist the United States Ferrera comes a colourful and sundry number of first individual bills from popular figures in regards to the adventure of starting to be up among cultures.

America Ferrera has continually felt fully American, and but, her id is inextricably associated with her mom and dad’ fatherland and Honduran tradition. conversing Spanish at domestic, having Saturday-morning-salsa-dance-parties within the kitchen, and consuming tamales along apple pie at Christmas by no means appeared at odds along with her American identity.

Still, she yearned to determine that identification mirrored within the higher American narrative.

Now, in American Like Me, the US invitations thirty-one of her acquaintances, friends, and heroes to proportion their tales approximately lifestyles among cultures. we all know them as actors, comedians, athletes, politicians, artists, and writers. even if, also they are immigrants, youngsters or grandchildren of immigrants, indigenous humans, or those who differently grew up with deep and private connections to a couple of tradition. each one of them struggled to set up a feeling of self, locate belonging, and think noticeable. and so they name themselves American enthusiastically, reluctantly, or now not at all.

Ranging from the heartfelt to the hilarious, their tales shine a gentle on a quintessentially American adventure and should attract someone with a sophisticated dating to family members, tradition, and transforming into up.

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