The American Dream?: A Journey on Route 66 Discovering Dinosaur Statues, Muffler Men, and the Perfect Breakfast Burrito

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5.5 X 8.2 X 0.6 inches | 0.66 pounds

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About the Author

Shing Yin Khor is a cartoonist and installation artist. Her work has been published in The Toast, The Nib, Upworthy, Huffington Post, and Bitch Magazine. She makes the road trip adventure comic Tiny Adventure Journal, and the tender queer science fiction comic Center for Otherworld Science. She is also the author of The American Dream? A Journey on Route 66 Discovering Dinosaur Statues, Mufflier Men, and the Perfect Breakfast Burrito published by Zest Books. She lives in Los Angeles.


"Khor takes that 'feeling of desperately searching for something better, for a new start, ' and adapts it to their own 'pilgrimage' as immigrant and artist traveling historic Route 66 . . . in whimsical full-color detail."--starred, Booklist

-- (6/10/2019 12:00:00 AM)

"This beautiful memoir raises thoughtful questions about what it means to be American."--School Library Journal

-- (6/1/2019 12:00:00 AM)

"An informative graphic travel journal that offers important perspectives on being an immigrant and American identity."--Kirkus Reviews

-- (5/3/2019 12:00:00 AM)

"A lovely, deceptively simple road trip memoir that revels in quirky discovery and quiet adventure while grappling with the anger and longing of one immigrant's experience."--Greg Pak, comic book writer

-- (4/30/2019 12:00:00 AM)

"Just like Shing in real life, The American Dream? is quirky, honest, captivating, and filled with recollections of weird roadside statues."--Carol L. Tilley, comics historian and information science professor at the University of Illinois

-- (3/19/2019 12:00:00 AM)

"Shing Yin Khor's debut graphic memoir The American Dream? is the critical antidote to the whitewashed narratives of the great American road trip."--Kristina Wong, performance artist and activist

-- (3/19/2019 12:00:00 AM)