Six-Word Memoirs has teamed up with ABC’s acclaimed series Fresh Off the Boat for a new book, Six Words Fresh Off the Boat: Stories of Immigration, Identity, and Coming to America (Kingswell/Disney Publishing 2017).
This timely and unique book of immigration stories captures hundreds of memoirs on the experience from across America, spanning cultures and generations, to paint a powerful portrait of who we are as a country, and where we came from.
Contributors include refugees (“Refugee went from burkas to bachelors,” “Boat person finds freedom in America”); students (“I only speak Spanish on weekends,” “Hoping my school lunch doesn‘t ‘smell’”); armed forces personnel (“Salvadoran immigrant raises US Navy diver,” “Retired Marine, looked upon as outsider”); an astronaut (“From farm worker to NASA astronaut”); an Olympiad (“Albanian Olympiad flees for America: reborn”); and a Teen Jeopardy winner (“Land of opportunity lets me learn”).
The book also includes coming-to-America stories from a number of notable actors, authors, athletes, artists, entrepreneurs, and political figures, including Aziz Ansari, Arianna Huffington, Mario Batali, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Madeleine Albright, and many more.Order your copy now!
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