The first national graphic anthology of 10 U.S. immigrants and refugees
illustrated by 10 immigrants and refugees from all over the world.
"Eleven storytellers chronicle their journeys from places all over
the world—including Guatemala, Chad, Vietnam, and Kazakhstan—to the
Each story compellingly details a
variety of experiences the individual immigrant or refugee
had, highlighting differences between stories that too often are lumped
together or not given an opportunity to be heard. Each storyteller was
paired with an illustrator from a similar linguistic and cultural
heritage. The thoughtfulness of the matches shines through, as every
panel authentically conveys the narrators’ poignant and emotional
memories, highlighting the beauty of their homelands and the cultures
they still identify with. The narratives show the struggles and triumphs
of acclimating to a new language, culture, and worldview as well as
dealing with obstacles like racism and microaggressions...
Will strongly evoke both thought-provoking insights and empathy."—KIRKUS STARRED REVIEW
Card Voices presents a bold and unconventional collection of
first-person stories told and illustrated by immigrants and refugees
living across the United States. Stanford scientist, deaf student,
indigenous activist, Black entrepreneur—all immigrants and
refugees—recount journeys from their home countries in ten vibrantly
illustrated stories. Faced by unfamiliar vistas, they are welcomed with
possibilities, and confronted by challenges and prejudice. Timely,
sobering, and insightful, Our Stories Carried Us Here acts as a mirror and a light to connect us all with immigrant and refugee experiences.
Hardcover Book, 216 Pages.