September IRIS International Book Club: The Best We Could Do

IRIS International Book Club: Sept. 24, 2020

Join us for a discussion of The Best We Could Do, a graphic novel portraying a family’s journey from armed conflict in South Vietnam to the U.S. The story focuses on the anguish of forced migration and the lasting effects of displacement on a young person and her family. The beautifully-illustrated, award-winning story provides what Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Viet Thanh Nguyen calls “a book to break your heart and heal it.”

The first 40 K-12 Wisconsin public school teachers to register will receive a free copy of the book!

Attendees will meet with Dr. Victor Jew, a faculty member in Asian American Studies at UW-Madison, to discuss the historical and social contexts of the story, as well as how to use it in their own classrooms.

Register here for this workshop. For questions please contact


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