Thi Bui wrote and illustrated The Best We Could Do (2018), a graphic memoir recounting the story of her family. Bui's family fled Vietnam when she was a young child, during the Vietnam War, and resettled in America.
2018 Caldecott Honor for A Different Pond
2017 National Book Critics Circle (NBCC) Finalist for The Best We Could Do
- Fiona Zublin. "From Refugee to Graphic Novelist - A Story Four Decades in the Making." Ozy (https://www.ozy.com/rising-stars/from-refugee-to-graphic-novelist-a-story-four-decades-in-the-making/80719)
- Mallory Yu. "Cartoonist Thi Bui Weaves Together Personal And Political History." NPR (https://www.npr.org/2018/08/01/634606313/cartoonist-thi-bui-weaves-together-personal-and-political-history)
- Bui's website: https://www.thibui.com/