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The Resource Call me American : the extraordinary true story of a young Somali immigrant, Abdi Nor Iftin with Max Alexander

Call me American : the extraordinary true story of a young Somali immigrant, Abdi Nor Iftin with Max Alexander

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Call me American : the extraordinary true story of a young Somali immigrant
Title
Call me American
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the extraordinary true story of a young Somali immigrant
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Abdi Nor Iftin with Max Alexander
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "Adapted for Young Adults"
  • Adapted from the adult memoir, this gripping story follows one boy's journey into young adulthood and offers an intimate account of modern immigration.Abdi Nor Iftin grew up amidst a blend of cultures, far from the United States. At home in Somalia, his mother entertained him with vivid folktales and bold stories detailing her rural, nomadic upbringing. As he grew older, he spent his days following his father, a basketball player, through the bustling street of the capital city of Mogadishu.But when the threat of civil war reached Abdi's doorstep, his family was forced to flee to safety. Through the turbulent years of war, young Abdi found solace in popular American music and films. Nicknamed Abdi the American, he developed a proficiency for English that connected him--and his story--with news outlets and radio shows, and eventually gave him a shot at winning the annual U.S. visa lottery.Abdi shares every part of his journey, and his courageous account reminds readers that everyone deserves the chance to build a brighter future for themselves.--
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Award
  • Lupine Award (Maine) for Juvenile/Young Adult, 2020.
  • School Library Journal Best Nonfiction Books, 2020.
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Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10899939
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DLC
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Iftin, Abdi Nor
Dewey number
  • 305.893/540741
  • B
Index
no index present
Intended audience
  • Grade 9-12
  • Ages 12+
LC call number
CT275.I43
LC item number
A3 2020
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 8
  • 12
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1957-
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Alexander, Max
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True
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  • Iftin, Abdi Nor
  • Somali Americans
  • Somali Americans
  • Immigrants
  • Muslims
  • Children and war
  • Somalia
  • Mogadishu (Somalia)
  • Iftin, Abdi Nor
  • Somali Americans
  • Immigrants
  • Muslims
  • Children and war
  • Somalia
  • Mogadishu (Somalia)
  • YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Cultural, Ethnic & Regional
  • YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / People & Places / Africa
  • YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Social Topics / Emigration & Immigration
  • Children and war
  • Immigrants
  • Muslims
  • Somali Americans
  • Maine
  • Somalia
  • Somalia
Target audience
adolescent
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the extraordinary true story of a young Somali immigrant
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Call me American : the extraordinary true story of a young Somali immigrant, Abdi Nor Iftin with Max Alexander
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"This work is based on Call me American, ©2018 by Abdi Nor Iftin and Max Alexander. Originally published in hardcover by Alfred A. Knopf in 2018 and subsequently published in paperback by Vintage Books, in 2019"--Title page verso
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
on1098218824
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
255 pages
Isbn
9781984897114
Lccn
2019018309
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1098218824
Label
Call me American : the extraordinary true story of a young Somali immigrant, Abdi Nor Iftin with Max Alexander
Publication
Copyright
Note
"This work is based on Call me American, ©2018 by Abdi Nor Iftin and Max Alexander. Originally published in hardcover by Alfred A. Knopf in 2018 and subsequently published in paperback by Vintage Books, in 2019"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1098218824
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
255 pages
Isbn
9781984897114
Lccn
2019018309
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1098218824

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