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Our Stories Carried Us Here: A Graphic Novel Anthology

Our Stories Carried Us Here: A Graphic Novel Anthology documents and amplifies the first person stories of 10 immigrants and refugees. These individuals live across the United States, in cities including Fargo, Minneapolis, Atlanta, and Milwaukee, and are students, doctors, engineers, and artists. This project details their lives in their home countries and their reasons for leaving, document their journey to the US, and highlight their goals for the future.

This Graphic Novel Antohology features illustrations from 10 different artists, 9 of which are 1st and 2nd generation immigrants/refugees, who worked on one story each.

Storytellers / Origin or Birth / Current Residence

Alex Tsipenyuk / Kazahstan / Rochester, NY

Amara Kamara / Liberia / Minneapolis, MN

Aziz Kamal / Myanmar / Milwaukee, WI

Craig Moodie / Jamaica / San Francisco, CA

Karelin / Guatemala / Atlanta, GA

Mary Anne & Sergio Quiroz / Philippines & Mexico / St. Paul, MN

Ruth Mekoulom / Chad / Fargo, ND

Vy Luong / Vietnam / Madison, WI

Zaynab Abdi / Yemen / Minneapolis, MN

Zurya Anjum / Pakistan / St. Cloud, MN

Illustrators / Origin or Birth / Current Residence

Ana Hinojosa / Dominican Republic / Naples, FL

Ashraf El-Attar / Egypt / Arlington, VA

Camilo Aguirre / Columbia / Minneapolis, MN

Cori Lin / 2nd Gen Taiwan, Japan / Chicago, IL

Gérard Nyunai Ngan / Cameron / Cameron

Hamid Ibrahim / Uganda / London

Mike Centeno / Venezuela / Chicago, IL

Nate Powell / America / Bloomington, IN

sunshine gao / China / Minneapolis, MN

Tom Kaczynski / Poland / Minneapolis, MN

Toufic El Rassi / Lebanon, Egypt / Chicago, IL

About the publisher, Green Card Voices:

Green Card Voices is a Minneapolis-based, nonprofit publisher that records and shares first person narratives of America’s immigrants. Our dynamic, multimedia materials feature over 400 first person stories of individuals originally from over 120 countries who now reside in 7 states. Over one and a half a million people have experienced our content through exhibits, events, books, and curriculum.

Tom Kaczynski of Uncivilized Books serves as the co-editor for this Graphic Novel. Uncivilized Books is a publisher of award winning comics and graphic novels. Uncivilized Books will provide expertise in comics editing and logistics.