THI BUI


VIETNAM → USA
1978
I didn’t realize we were going to go back to the early 1980s, where immigrants are being demonized and treated as something we need to be afraid of
— Thi Bui

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.

Awards

  • 2018 Caldecott Honor for A Different Pond

  • 2017 National Book Critics Circle (NBCC) Finalist for The Best We Could Do

Further Reading