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American Like Me

by America Ferrera Author · America Ferrera Narrator

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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.

Publication Details

Publisher:
Simon & Schuster Audio
Edition:
Unabridged
Publication Date:
2018

Format

  • OverDrive MP3 Audiobook 262.4 MB
  • OverDrive Listen 262.3 MB

America Ferrera (Author)

America Ferrera is an award-winning actress, producer, director and activist. Ferrera is best known for her breakthrough role as "Betty Suarez" on ABC's hit comedy, Ugly Betty, for which she won Golden Globe, Emmy, Screen Actors Guild, ALMA, and I...

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America Ferrera (Narrator)

America Ferrera is an award-winning actress, producer, director and activist. Ferrera is best known for her breakthrough role as "Betty Suarez" on ABC's hit comedy, Ugly Betty, for which she won Golden Globe, Emmy, Screen Actors Guild, ALMA, and I...

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Creators

Narrator :
Sunil Malhotra
Narrator :
Jennifer Ikeda
Narrator :
Neela Vaswani
Narrator :
Roxana Ortega
Narrator :
Ramón de Ocampo
Narrator :
Heather Alicia Simms
Narrator :
Tanaya Winder
Narrator :
Janina Edwards
Narrator :
Joy Cho
Narrator :
Jennifer Lim
Narrator :
Eugene Kim
Narrator :
Lameece Issaq
Narrator :
Tim Chiou
Author :
America Ferrera
Narrator :
America Ferrera
Narrator :
Bambadjan Bamba
Narrator :
Auli'I Cravalho
Narrator :
Geena Rocero
Narrator :
Martin Sensmeier
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