08 To 08 Feb,2020
To 7:00 PM
2010 P St NW, 3rd Floor
We are so incredibly proud to present a long time Fantom Friend, Robin Ha, and her up coming graphic memoir, Almost American Girl. The book is available for pre-order at Fantom Comics now!
Keith Chow, host of Southern Fried Asian, will be doing an interview with Robin and we'll have a Q&A! Robin will be signing copies of her book after the Q&A.
For as long as she can remember, it’s been Robin and her mom against the world. Growing up as the only child of a single mother in Seoul, Korea, wasn’t always easy, but it has bonded them fiercely together.
So when a vacation to visit friends in Huntsville, Alabama, unexpectedly becomes a permanent relocation—following her mother’s announcement that she’s getting married—Robin is devastated.
Overnight, her life changes. She is dropped into a new school where she doesn’t understand the language and struggles to keep up. She is completely cut off from her friends in Seoul and has no access to her beloved comics. At home, she doesn’t fit in with her new stepfamily, and worst of all, she is furious with the one person she is closest to—her mother.
Then one day Robin’s mother enrolls her in a local comic drawing class, which opens the window to a future Robin could never have imagined.
This is perfect for readers of American Born Chinese and Hey Kiddo, as well as readers of the more mature The Best We Could Do.