To truly understand ourselves, we must deeply look into our own history. In Thi Bui’s graphic memoir, The Best We Could Do, she traces her family’s journey from a war-torn Vietnam to the United States. She illuminates the human experience through breathtaking art and narrative.
Thi Bui examines what it means to be a parent, to be human, to be alive, and to be free. Her story reveals that the consequences of war is far more than the casualties and the torn-down buildings. For those who lived through the war, their history becomes the essence of who they are. The Best We Could Do is a beautiful and a compelling story that makes for an unforgettable and a timely read. Bui’s story carries such magnitude that it will resonate with everyone.