Why Is Everybody Yelling?: Growing Up in My Immigrant Family

Why Is Everybody Yelling?: Growing Up in My Immigrant Family

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This graphic-novel debut from an acclaimed picture book creator is a powerfully moving memoir of the author's experiences with family, religion, and coming of age in the aftermath of World War II, and the childhood struggles and family secrets that shaped her.

It’s 1950s New York, and Marisabina Russo is being raised Catholic and attending a Catholic school that she loves - but when she finds out that she’s Jewish by blood, and that her family members are Jewish survivors of the Holocaust, her childhood is thrown into turmoil. To make matters more complicated, her father is out of the picture, her mother is ambitious and demanding, and her older half-brothers have troubles, too. Following the author’s young life into the tumultuous, liberating 1960s, this heartfelt, unexpectedly humorous, and meticulously illustrated graphic-novel memoir explores the childhood burdens of memory and guilt, and Marisabina’s struggle and success in forming an identity entirely her own.
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ISBN: 9780374303839

Published Date: October 26, 2021

Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux

Language: English

Page Count: 225

Size: 9.29" l x 7.34" w x 0.82" h