American Like Me (Digital Audiobook)

By America Ferrera, America Ferrera (Narrator), Bambadjan Bamba (Narrator), Joy Cho (Narrator), Auli'I Cravalho (Narrator), Tim Chiou (Narrator), Janina Edwards (Narrator), Jennifer Ikeda (Narrator), Lameece Issaq (Narrator), Eugene Kim (Narrator), Jennifer Lim (Narrator), Sunil Malhotra (Narrator), Roxana Ortega (Narrator), Geena Rocero (Narrator), Martin Sensmeier (Narrator), Heather Alicia Simms (Narrator), Neela Vaswani (Narrator), Tanaya Winder (Narrator), Ramón de Ocampo (Narrator)

Publication Date: September 24, 2018

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (9/25/2018)
Paperback (9/3/2019)
Compact Disc (9/25/2018)


From award-winning actress and political activist America Ferrera comes a vibrant and varied collection of first-person accounts from prominent figures about the experience of growing up between cultures.

America Ferrera has always felt wholly American, and yet, her identity is inextricably linked to her parents’ homeland and Honduran culture. Speaking Spanish at home, having Saturday-morning-salsa-dance-parties in the kitchen, and eating tamales alongside apple pie at Christmas never seemed at odds with her American identity.

Still, she yearned to see that identity reflected in the larger American narrative.

Now, in American Like Me, America invites thirty-one of her friends, peers, and heroes to share their stories about life between cultures. We know them as actors, comedians, athletes, politicians, artists, and writers. However, they are also immigrants, children or grandchildren of immigrants, indigenous people, or people who otherwise grew up with deep and personal connections to more than one culture. Each of them struggled to establish a sense of self, find belonging, and feel seen. And they call themselves American enthusiastically, reluctantly, or not at all.

Ranging from the heartfelt to the hilarious, their stories shine a light on a quintessentially American experience and will appeal to anyone with a complicated relationship to family, culture, and growing up.