Join the Manhattan Beach Library Book Club as we discuss Thi Bui’s The Best We Could Do, an intimate illustrated memoir portraying one family's journey from war-torn Vietnam to California.
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.
In what Pulitzer Prize winning novelist Viet Thanh Nguyen calls a "book to break your heart and heal it," The Best We Could Do brings to life Thi Bui's journey of understanding.
*The Best We Could Do is the 2018 Beach Cities Read/Book to Action Selection.
*Book to Action is a project of the California State Library in partnership with the California Center for the Book, and it is being implemented in libraries throughout the State. The project was supported in whole or part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.