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Stories Of Immigration And Identity In ‘Six Words Fresh Off The Boat’

The newest book in the Six-Word Memoirs series is a collection of stories about American identity and immigration.
The newest book in the Six-Word Memoirs series is a collection of stories about American identity and immigration.
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Can you tell your life story in just six words?

That’s the beautifully simple idea that has launched a series of bestselling books, classroom lesson plans, live events and even a board game.

The newest book in the Six-Word Memoirs family is “Six Words Fresh Off the Boat.” It’s a collection of stories about immigration and American identity, edited by Larry Smith. He joined contributing editor Shauna Greene on “City Lights” to discuss their project.

Both Smith and Greene, along with several Atlanta-area contributors, will be at the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum Wednesday at 7 p.m.