March 2019: The Best We Could Do


  • What was your initial reaction to reading a graphic novel?

  • Consider the perspectives of the women in the stories of Thi’s parents and grandparents. How do you think the story would have shifted if they were the creators?

  • The book required an immense amount of personal and historical research; did this aspect of the narrative prompt any thoughts about your own family’s history?

  • What do you think about Thi’s labor scene?

  • How did you react to the minimalist drawing style?

Order the book through Abrams Publishing or check your local library for digital and physical loans.

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