Oakland High School Students Create Comic Book On Immigrant Experience

With the help of their art teacher, students at Oakhland International High School–many of whom are immigrants and learning to speak English–have detailed their experiences by drawing and writing comics: “By asking her students to create these comics, Bui is not only teaching them to tell stories through art, but she is helping them make sense of their lives and process what they have gone through. Bui has only reflected on her and her family‚Äôs immigration experience as an adult. In fact, she says that creating her first book helped her become an adult, even though she was already a grown woman, and a mother, when she wrote it.”

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