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Almost American Girl

By Michael Berry, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Tender graphic memoir of Korean teen's immigrant experience.

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America is a land of struggling immigrants, and this tenderhearted memoir captures the mixed feelings that often accompany the experience. With humor and compassion for her younger self, cartoonist Robin Ha presents in Almost American Girl the sadness and confusion of being in a strange land among people with different cultural expectations. Robin learns that it's wise to have goals that can be reached step by step, and it's fortunate that she chose cartooning as her passion in life. Her artwork is bright and lively, mostly realistic but with some manga and anime influence. Middle- and high-school readers will identify with young Robin's predicament and enjoy the resolution of the story.

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