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Looking West: The Journey of a Lebanese-American Immigrant

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In 1960, the Badre family emigrates from Beirut, Lebanon to the United States, a dream come true for fourteen-year-old Nasib.

Nasib struggles to assimilate as a teen in Albany, New York. With limited English skills, he attempts to learn new customs, make friends, and adapt to a different culture. In Beirut, the Badre family was well-known and socially privileged. In Americ
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Paperback, 278 pages
Published February 19th 2019 by E. L. Marker
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Celeste
Feb 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Finding Home

This is a story of childhood innocence as it meets an inevitable new reality. That Nasib grows up while adapting to life as an immigrant gives this story that belongs to everyone the added dimensions of language barriers, family and cultural loss, and being in a world where everyone seems to know what's going on but yourself. This book is a companion to those who find themselves "outside the box" by what drives them and struggling to fit in at the expense of what they value most. A w
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Crystal Otto
Apr 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Looking West is a memoir about Albert Nasib Badre’s journey as a Lebanese-American immigrant. I was touched by his story and drawn completely in by his storytelling. The relationship factor throughout the story helped me feel kindred with Badre (even though I’ve never left the country much less immigrated).I was drawn in from the first page:
“I was home from school for the regular two-hour lunch recess and
was wet and hungry; I certainly had no idea this would be a
pivotal day in my life. All I c
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