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Author Iftin, Abdi Nor, author.

Title Call me American : the extraordinary true story of a young Somali immigrant / Abdi Nor Iftin ; with Max Alexander.

Publication Info. New York : Delacorte Press, an imprint of Random House Children's Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, [2020]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Cherry Valley PLD Teen New Book - CHVY-11  TN B IFTIN    AVAILABLE
 Genoa PL Stacks - GELY-11  J BIO IFTIN    AVAILABLE
 Julia Hull DL Adult Non Fiction - JHLY-14  305.893 IFT    AVAILABLE
 Morris Area PL Adult Non Fiction - MRBB-3  YA B IFTIN A IFT    AVAILABLE
 North Suburban PLD Loves Park Adult Biography - NSLY-11  TN B IFTIN, ABDI    AVAILABLE
 Peotone PL YA Non-Fiction - PEBB-2  YA B IFTIN    AVAILABLE
 Princeton Township HS SD 500 - Adult Biography - PTWG-8  B IFT    AVAILABLE
 Rochelle SD 212 - Rochelle Twp HS Stacks - RSLY-12  325.73 IFT    AVAILABLE
 Rock Island Main Lib YA Fiction - RIPG-6  YA IFTIN    IN-PROCESS
 Sycamore PL Teen 2nd Floor - SYLY-12  Y 305.893 IFT    AVAILABLE

Edition First edition.
Description 255 pages ; 22 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Summary "Adapted for Young Adults".
Audience Grade 9-12.
Ages 12+.
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.
Summary 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.-- Publisher's description.
Contents Introduction -- Under the neem tree -- The first bullets -- Trail of thorns -- City of women and children -- Arabic to English -- The one they call American -- Buufis -- Wedding vows -- Sin and punishment -- Trapped -- No number -- Messages from Mogadishu -- Little Mogadishu -- Long odds -- White rooms -- Respect -- Epilogue.
Subject Iftin, Abdi Nor -- Juvenile literature.
Iftin, Abdi Nor.
Somali Americans -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Somali Americans -- Maine -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Immigrants -- Maine -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Muslims -- Maine -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Children and war -- Somalia -- Juvenile literature.
Somali Americans -- Biography.
Immigrants -- Maine -- Biography.
Muslims -- Maine -- Biography.
Children and war -- Somalia.
YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Cultural, Ethnic & Regional.
YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / People & Places / Africa.
YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Social Topics / Emigration & Immigration.
Somalia -- History -- 1991- -- Juvenile literature.
Mogadishu (Somalia) -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Somalia -- History -- 1991-
Mogadishu (Somalia) -- Biography.
Maine. (OCoLC)fst01204270
Somalia -- Mogadishu. (OCoLC)fst01206065
Genre/Form Young adult literature.
Biographies. (OCoLC)fst01919896
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Juvenile works. (OCoLC)fst01411637
Young adult nonfiction.
Added Author Alexander, Max, 1957-
Added Title Call me American (Delacorte Press)
Other Form: Online version: Iftin, Abdi Nor, author. Call me American First edition. New York, NY : Delacorte Press, 2020 9781984897121 (DLC) 2019019083
ISBN 9781984897114 hardcover
198489711X hardcover

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