Skip to content
You are not logged in |Login  
Limit search to available items
Book Cover
Author Iftin, Abdi Nor, author.

Title Call me American : the extraordinary true story of a young Somali immigrant / Abdi Nor Iftin, with Max Alexander.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Delacorte Press, 2020.


Location Call No. Status
 Berlin-Peck Memorial Library - Teen  YA 92 IFTIN    Check Shelf
 Bloomfield, Prosser Library - Teen  TEEN BIOG. IFTIN, A.    Check Shelf
 Cromwell-Belden Public Library - Young Adult  YA B IFTIN A.    Check Shelf
 Farmington, Main Library - Teen Department  TEEN B IFTIN, ABDI    Check Shelf
 New Britain, Main Library - Young Adult  YA 305.893 IFT    Check Shelf
 Portland Public Library - Teen  TEEN BIOG IFTIN    Check Shelf
 South Windsor Public Library - Young Adult  JB IFTIN    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Faxon Branch - Teen  YA B IFTIN ABDI I    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Teen  YA B IFTIN ABDI I    Check Shelf
 Wethersfield Public Library - Teen  TEEN BIOG IFTIN, ABDI NOR    Check Shelf

Edition First edition.
Description 255 pages ; 22 cm
Audience Grade 9-12.
Ages 12+
Note "This work is based on Call me American, ©2018 by Abdi Nor Iftin and Max Alexander. Originally published in hardcover by Alfred A. Knopf in 2018 and subsequently published in paperback by Vintage Books, in 2019"--Title page verso.
Summary Adapted from the adult memoir, this gripping story follows one boy's journey into young adulthood and offers an intimate account of modern immigration.Abdi Nor Iftin grew up amidst a blend of cultures, far from the United States. At home in Somalia, his mother entertained him with vivid folktales and bold stories detailing her rural, nomadic upbrinding. As he grew older, he spent his days following his father, a basketball player, through the bustling street of the capital city of Mogadishu.But when the threat of civil war reached Abdi's doorstep, his family was forced to flee to safety. Through the turbulent years of war, young Abdi found solace in popular American music and films. Nicknamed Abdi the American, he developed a proficiency for English that connected him--and his story--with news outlets and radio shows, and eventually gave him a shot at winning the annual U.S. visa lottery.Abdi shares every part of his journey, and his courageous account reminds readers that everyone deserves the chance to build a brighter future for themselves.
Subject Iftin, Abdi Nor -- Juvenile literature.
Somali Americans -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Somali Americans -- Maine -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Immigrants -- Maine -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Muslims -- Maine -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Children and war -- Somalia -- Juvenile literature.
Somalia -- History -- 1991- -- Juvenile literature.
Mogadishu (Somalia) -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Children and war. (OCoLC)fst00855242
Immigrants. (OCoLC)fst00967712
Muslims. (OCoLC)fst01031029
Somali Americans. (OCoLC)fst01125701
Maine. (OCoLC)fst01204270
Somalia. (OCoLC)fst01205351
Somalia -- Mogadishu. (OCoLC)fst01206065
Chronological Term Since 1991
Genre/Form Biographies. (OCoLC)fst01919896
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Juvenile works. (OCoLC)fst01411637
Added Author Alexander, Max, 1957-
Other Form: Online version: Iftin, Abdi Nor, author. Call me American First edition. New York, NY : Delacorte Press, 2020 9781984897121 (DLC) 2019019083
ISBN 9781984897114 (hc)
198489711X (hc)
Add a Review