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Comics: Not Just For Superheroes

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Comics allow us to imagine possessing superpowers and life on other planets. What if you borrow that medium … to tell about powerful experiences and life in other cultures? That’s what artist and journalist Malaka Gharib does in her graphic novel: 'I Was Their American Dream' - about growing up in a Filipino-Egyptian household.

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Nguyen Khoi Nguyen created the indie comic series 'The Gulf.' It chronicles the struggles and triumphs of a Vietnamese-American family. You can meet both authors at Greedy Reads on Friday, February 7 at 7:30pm. They'll be in conversation, and signing books.

Melissa Gerr is a producer for On the Record. She started in public media at Twin Cities Public Television in St. Paul, Minn., where she is from, and then worked as a field producer for Oregon Public Broadcasting in Portland. She made the jump to audio-lover in Baltimore as a digital media editor at Mid-Atlantic Media and Laureate Education, Inc. and as a field producer for "Out of the Blocks." Her beat is typically the off-beat with an emphasis on science, culture and things that make you say, 'Wait, what?'