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The Resource American like me : reflections on life between cultures, edited by America Ferrera with E. Cayce Dumont

American like me : reflections on life between cultures, edited by America Ferrera with E. Cayce Dumont

Label
American like me : reflections on life between cultures
Title
American like me
Title remainder
reflections on life between cultures
Statement of responsibility
edited by America Ferrera with E. Cayce Dumont
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From award-winning actress and political activist America Ferrera comes a vibrant and varied collection of first person accounts from prominent figures about the experience of growing up between cultures. America Ferrera has always felt wholly American, and yet, her identity is inextricably linked to her parents' homeland and Honduran culture. Speaking Spanish at home, having Saturday-morning-salsa-dance-parties in the kitchen, and eating tamales alongside apple pie at Christmas never seemed at odds with her American identity. Still, she yearned to see that identity reflected in the larger American narrative. Now, in American Like Me, America invites thirty-one of her friends, peers, and heroes to share their stories about life between cultures. We know them as actors, comedians, athletes, politicians, artists, and writers. However, they are also immigrants, children or grandchildren of immigrants, indigenous people, or people who otherwise grew up with deep and personal connections to more than one culture. Each of them struggled to establish a sense of self, find belonging, and feel seen. And they call themselves American enthusiastically, reluctantly, or not at all. Ranging from the heartfelt to the hilarious, their stories shine a light on a quintessentially American experience and will appeal to anyone with a complicated relationship to family, culture, and growing up
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
LBSOR/DLC
Dewey number
920.073
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1984-
  • 1975-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Ferrera, America
  • Dumont, E. Cayce
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Minorities
  • Cultural pluralism
  • Assimilation (Sociology)
Target audience
adult
Label
American like me : reflections on life between cultures, edited by America Ferrera with E. Cayce Dumont
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1044574082
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Gallery Books hardcover edition.
Extent
xxii, 309 pages
Isbn
9781501180910
Lccn
2018032712
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
303.482 AM35 ; XX-N ; [A18BP018, #3, 15@$26.00, DLG/RT ].
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1044574082
  • (OCoLC)1044574082
Label
American like me : reflections on life between cultures, edited by America Ferrera with E. Cayce Dumont
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1044574082
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Gallery Books hardcover edition.
Extent
xxii, 309 pages
Isbn
9781501180910
Lccn
2018032712
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
303.482 AM35 ; XX-N ; [A18BP018, #3, 15@$26.00, DLG/RT ].
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1044574082
  • (OCoLC)1044574082

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