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Please join the Asian Heritage Month book discussion on
The Best We Could Do
An Illustrated Memoir by Thi Bui
An intimate and poignant graphic novel portraying one family's journey from war-torn Vietnam...
This beautifully illustrated and emotional story is an evocative memoir about the search for a better future and a longing for the past. 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.
In what Pulitzer Prize–winning novelist Viet Thanh Nguyen calls "a book to break your heart and heal
it," The Best We Could Do brings to life Thi Bui's journey of understanding, and provides inspiration to
all of those who search for a better future while longing for a simpler past.
The book discussion is open to all BMCC faculty, students and staff. We hope to see you there.