February 6, 2019 7:30 pm
Led by Greenlight bookseller Emily, our new graphic novel book group in Prospect Lefferts Gardens reads and discusses comics and graphic novels in a variety of genres. For February, the group discusses The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui. 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. 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.
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