SHSU Common Reader 2020: American Like Me

About the Contributors

Born in Cote d’Ivoire, actor Bambadjan Bamba, (“Black Panther,” “The Good Place”) moved to the South Bronx in 1992. 

Bambajan Bamba's Immigrant Story

Uzo Aduba ("Orange is the New Black," "Mrs. America") is a Nigerian-American actress. 

“While oftentimes, immigration is considered a Latino issue, there are people from all over the world who immigrate to this country, including my parents.”

Ravi Patel ("Transformers," "Meet the Patels") is an actor, writer, and director from an Indian-American family. 

A second generation Mexican-American, Joaquin Castro has served in the US House of Representatives since 2013. 

"Immigrants are the story of America"

Carmen Carerra ("RuPaul's Drag Race") is a reality TV personality, model, actress and transgender rights activist of Puerto Rican-Peruvian ancestry.

Interviews with America Ferrera


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