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https://youtu.be/_Hp1C69HhCc Be in a Book from Fresh Off the Boat & Six-Word Memoirs! The Six-Word Memoir project and ABC’s acclaimed series, Fresh Off the Boat  invite you to share your story for a new book, Six Words Fresh Off the Boat: Stories of Immigration, Identity, and Coming to America, publishing  in fall 2017 from Kingswell/Disney Publishing. We believe this book’s simple and inclusive form will offer powerful and fascinating perspectives on coming to America — stories of safe havens, long journeys, complex transitions, and customs brought into this country by the millions of immigrants who indeed make America great. Who has a Six Words Fresh Off the Boat story? Everyone. We are seeking the widest range of stories possible, stories from the lens of immigrants and their descendants, as well as anyone who has a family story of coming to America. In other words, all of us have a story to share. We’ll also be including a number of “backstories,” more information below. Writers are welcome to submit a memoir in their native language (so long as the English translation is six words). A few examples: Immigrant. Worker. Sole provider. Extraordinary Woman.  Grandma's apron sailboats docked in kitchens. Sister pretends she can't use chopsticks. A secret life because of immigration. Emerged educated emigrated immigrated. Elected. Elated.  Russian immigrant learns English, becomes MD. Feuding with three family members? Persian. —Nahnatchka Khan, showrunner, creator Fresh Off the Boat Another Greek Odyssey, thriving in America. —Arianna Huffington ​The deadline for submissions is February 15, 2017, and anyone can share a story on sixwordmemoirs.com/fotb or send an email to fotb@sixwordmemoirs.com.