Written by Shin Yin Khor
Illustrated by Shin Yin Khor
Published by Zest Books (Tm)
As a child growing up in Malaysia, Shing Yin Khor had two very different ideas of what “America” meant.
The first looked a lot like Hollywood, full of beautiful people, sunlight, and freeways. The second looked more like The Grapes of Wrath—a nightmare landscape filled with impoverished people, broken-down cars, barren landscapes, and broken dreams.
Follow along on Shing’s solo journey (small adventure-dog included) along the iconic Route 66, beginning in Santa Monica and ending up Chicago. What begins as a road trip ends up as something more like a pilgrimage in search of an American landscape that seems forever shifting and forever out of place.
Publication Date: August 2019
Available As: Paperback, eBook
Graphic Memoir, Age 12 or older
Community Represented: Malaysian/Malaysian American
Themes: Animals, Award Winner, Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Identity, Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Storytelling, Discrimination: Racial, Genre: Humor, Graphic Novel, Immigrant: Economic, Own Voices/Lived Experience
Setting: United States
Character's Place in the Immigration Journey: Immigrant
Book Creator(s) Connection to the Community Represented: Own Voices/Lived Experience,
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