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Almost American Girl: an illustrated memoir

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Harvey Award Nominee, Best Children or Young Adult Book

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.

This nonfiction graphic novel with four starred reviews is an excellent choice for teens and also accelerated tween readers, both for independent reading and units on immigration, memoirs, and the search for identity.

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Harvey Award Nominee, Best Children or Young Adult Book

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.

This nonfiction graphic novel with four starred reviews is an excellent choice for teens and also accelerated tween readers, both for independent reading and units on immigration, memoirs, and the search for identity.

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subject_facetAlabama -- Juvenile literature
Authors, American -- Virginia -- Falls Church -- Biography -- Comic books, strips, etc
Autobiographies
Biographies
Comic books, strips, etc. -- Authorship -- Juvenile literature
Comics (Graphic works)
Emigration and immigration -- Juvenile literature
English language -- Study and teaching -- Juvenile literature
Graphic novels
Ha, Robin -- Comic books, strips, etc
Immigrants -- Juvenile literature
Korea -- Juvenile literature
Korean American families -- Juvenile literature
Korean Americans -- Juvenile literature
Koreans -- United States -- Juvenile literature
Mothers and daughters -- Juvenile literature
Single mothers -- Juvenile literature
Stepfamilies -- Juvenile literature
Teenage girls -- Identity -- Juvenile literature
Women illustrators -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
Women immigrants -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
title_displayAlmost American Girl An Illustrated Memoir
title_fullAlmost American Girl An Illustrated Memoir
Almost American girl : an illustrated memoir / Robin Ha
title_shortAlmost American Girl
title_suban illustrated memoir
topic_facetAuthors, American
Authorship
Biography & Autobiography
Comic books, strips, etc
Emigration and immigration
English language
Ha, Robin
Identity
Immigrants
Korean American families
Korean Americans
Koreans
Mothers and daughters
Single mothers
Sociology
Stepfamilies
Study and teaching
Teenage girls
Women illustrators
Women immigrants
Young Adult Nonfiction