From award-profitable actress and political activist The us Ferrera comes a colourful and sundry selection of first-particular person debts from distinguished figures in regards to the revel in of rising up among cultures.

America Ferrera has all the time felt utterly American, and but, her id is inextricably associated with her oldsters’ place of origin and Honduran tradition. Talking Spanish at house, having Saturday-morning-salsa-dance-events within the kitchen, and consuming tamales along apple pie at Christmas by no means gave the impression at odds along with her American id.

Still, she yearned to peer that id mirrored within the better American narrative.

Now, in American Like Me, The us invitations thirty-one in all her buddies, friends, and heroes to percentage their tales approximately existence among cultures. We all know them as actors, comedians, athletes, politicians, artists, and writers. On the other hand, they’re additionally immigrants, youngsters or grandchildren of immigrants, indigenous other folks, or individuals who another way grew up with deep and private connections to multiple tradition. Every of them struggled to determine a way of self, to find belonging, and really feel observed. They usually name themselves American enthusiastically, reluctantly, or under no circumstances.

Ranging from the heartfelt to the hilarious, their tales shine a mild on a quintessentially American revel in and can enchantment to someone with a sophisticated courting to circle of relatives, tradition, and rising up.