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.