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--Selected by Time Entertainment as one of their "Top 10 Graphic Memoirs of All Time"
Having been entertained, educated, and enriched by comics since I was a kid, I really wanted to tell a story that respects and takes advantage of the medium's unique narrative, structural, and formal potential. It's something I think can be especially pushed when you're the writer and illustrator through every facet: juxtaposition of dialog and images, shifting art styles, panel rhythm, page compositions, color, etc. The fact that I was able to do so with a project so deeply personal--preserving my family's journey of sacrifices and triumphs--is a dream come true.See all Editorial Reviews
Moving story. I bought 5 for all the younger people in my family. Can't wait for the DVDPublished 22 days ago by P. Le
A good book about the Vietnam war. Usually seeing the war from a writer's point of view is more effective than reading about it. Graphic novels usually have a charm.Published 2 months ago by Noran Amin
Seriously though, what can I say that hasn't already been mentioned before me?
I was assigned this memoir for a Refugee narrative course at UCLA. Read more
I wish it had the inside cover art and the cover art. This book is beautiful and I feel like I missed out on it.Published 4 months ago by Diu07921
It's a good graphic novel book for all ages. I wish every one in America if you have chance, read this book so you can understand more about the Vietnamese people who were in a... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Minh-Tam Vu-Tran
Fantastic graphic memoir. Seriously. It is VERY fun to read. However, you really need to keep track of the characters. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Nero
Amazing storytelling, a little difficult to follow but it does not surprise me as war does terrible things to family and community life.Published 8 months ago by Jerrbear
Having spent half of my childhood in Vietnam, I understand the author's parents' struggle of preserving the Vietnamese culture and tradition in the land of fast food, rap music,... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Vi Mai