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Who is America?


Join the campus exploration of what it means to be American through the engaging narratives in America Ferrera's collection American Like Me: Reflections on Life Between Cultures.

The collection brings 32 voices who reflect on the spaces between the many cultures of America and beyond.

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For this beautifully woven collection of memoir essays, actress and activist Ferrera called on dozens of famous Americans to share their experiences of living in the U.S. with more than one cultural, racial, ethnic, or national identity.

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From some of the biggest stars in art and entertainment come funny, touching, and complicated reminders that the word “American” is wonderfully and endlessly undefinable.

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Heartfelt essays from vibrant American voices.

Kirkus reviews

This essential collection is a love letter to all who call America home.

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America Ferrara photographAmerica Ferrera is an award-winning actress, producer, director and activist. In 2016 Ferrera cofounded HARNESS, an organization connecting storytellers and activists to amplify the cultural narrative around social justice. She speaks throughout the country as an advocate for human and civil rights and was the opening speaker at the monumental Women’s March on Washington in January 2017. 

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