American Like Me

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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.


  • 001 AmericanLikeMe Open

    Duração: 02min
  • 002 AmericanLikeMe Introduction

    Duração: 23min
  • 003 AmericanLikeMe ReshmaSaujani

    Duração: 20min
  • 004 AmericanLikeMe AlMadrigal

    Duração: 13min
  • 005 AmericanLikeMe JennyZhang

    Duração: 14min
  • 006 AmericanLikeMe BambadjanBamba

    Duração: 18min
  • 007 AmericanLikeMe PadmaLaksmi

    Duração: 18min
  • 008 AmericanLikeMe RandallPark

    Duração: 14min
  • 009 AmericanLikeMe RoxanneGay

    Duração: 08min
  • 010 AmericanLikeMe CarmenPerez

    Duração: 26min
  • 011 AmericanLikeMe IssaRae

    Duração: 22min
  • 012 AmericanLikeMe DianeGuerrero

    Duração: 18min
  • 013 AmericanLikeMe JoyCho

    Duração: 04min
  • 014 AmericanLikeMe LizaKoshy

    Duração: 20min
  • 015 AmericanLikeMe KumailNanjiani

    Duração: 11min
  • 016 AmericanLikeMe MichelleKwan

    Duração: 15min
  • 017 AmericanLikeMe GeenaRocero

    Duração: 20min
  • 018 AmericanLikeMe FrankWaln

    Duração: 10min
  • 019 AmericanLikeMe AuliiCravalho

    Duração: 10min
  • 020 AmericanLikeMe JeremyLin

    Duração: 17min
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