Our Stories Carried Us Here: A Graphic Novel Anthology is bold and unconventional

where we paired 10 storytellers and illustrators from the same linguistic, cultural, and regional backgrounds to create a unique blend between story and illustration.

Each contributor’s story average 15-20 pages.

Centers complex and difficult issues: the ways in which identities and bodies are marked by race, religion, and class, racial profiling, education inequality, systematic displacement and discrimination, mental health, disability, activism, and more to reclaim the narrative that has so often been shaped by hate, fear, and xenophobia.

It’s engaging and accessible to young and adult readers, Our Stories Carried Us Here acts as a mirror and a light to connect us all with immigrant and refugee experiences that inspire both hope and empathy.

A bold and unconventional collection of first-person stories told and illustrated by immigrants and refugees living across the United States.

Stanford scientist, deaf student, indigenous activist, Black entrepreneur, DACA student—all immigrants and refugees—recount journeys from their home countries in ten vibrant and diverse illustrated stories. Faced by unfamiliar vistas, they are welcomed with possibilities, and confronted by challenges and prejudice. Our Stories Carried Us Here: A Graphic Novel Anthology surfaces the depth of storytelling that is authentic, unapologetic, and real with complex and difficult issues.

Timely, sobering, and insightful, Our Stories Carried Us Here acts as a mirror and a light to connect us all with immigrant and refugee experiences.

Book includes:

  • 216 pages
  • 10 full-colored and illustrated stories
  • Foreword by Thi Bui, Author of The Best We Could Do
  • Illustrated cover by Nate Powell
  • World Map of illustrators’ and storytellers’ origin/nationality