American like me : reflections on life between cultures

Book Cover
Average Rating
New York : Gallery Books, [2018].
Overton High - Teen Non-Fiction
920.07 AME
1 available


Loading Description...

Also in this Series

Checking series information...


LocationCall NumberStatus
Overton High - Teen Non-Fiction920.07 AMEOn Shelf
LocationCall NumberStatus
Bellevue - Adult Non-Fiction920.073 A51259LOn Shelf
East - Adult Non-Fiction920.073 A51259LOn Shelf
Edgehill - Adult Non-Fiction920.073 A51259LOn Shelf
Edmondson Pike - Adult Non-Fiction920.073 A51259LOn Shelf
Main Library - Adult Non-Fiction920.073 A51259LChecked Out
Show All Copies

More Like This

Loading more titles like this title...

More Details

Physical Desc
xxii, 309 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm


"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." --,Provided by publisher.

Reviews from GoodReads

Loading GoodReads Reviews.


APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Ferrera, A., & Dumont, E. C. (2018). American like me: reflections on life between cultures . Gallery Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Ferrera, America, 1984- and E. Cayce Dumont. 2018. American Like Me: Reflections On Life between Cultures. New York: Gallery Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Ferrera, America, 1984- and E. Cayce Dumont. American Like Me: Reflections On Life between Cultures New York: Gallery Books, 2018.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Ferrera, America, and E. Cayce Dumont. American Like Me: Reflections On Life between Cultures Gallery Books, 2018.

Note! Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy. Citation formats are based on standards as of August 2021.