“A book to break your heart and heal it.” – Viet Thanh Nguyen, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Sympathizer
? 4 starred reviews ? Booklist, Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, and Shelf Awareness
An ABA Indies Introduce Winter/ Spring 2017 Selection
A Summer 2017 Indie Next Selection
Now in paperback, Thi Bui’s critically acclaimed and beautifully illustrated story of her family’s journey from their war-torn home in Vietnam to their new lives in America. Exploring the anguish of immigration and the lasting effects that displacement has on a child and family, Bui documents the difficulties immigrants face as they build new lives for themselves. At the heart of Bui’s story is a universal struggle: adjusting to life as a first-time mother. With haunting, poetic writing and breathtaking art, The Best We Could Do examines the strength of family, the importance of identity, and the meaning of home, providing inspiration to all who search for a better future while longing for a simpler past.