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Cartoonist; Known for her Award-Winning Memoir "The Best We Could Do"

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Thi Bui was born in Vietnam three months before the end of the Vietnam War, and came to the United States in 1978 as part of the "boat people" wave of refugees from Southeast Asia. Her debut graphic memoir, The Best We Could Do, has been selected as UCLA's Common Book for 2017 and made several best of 2017 book lists, including Bill Gates' top five picks.

Bui is also the illustrator of A Different Pond, an award-winning picture book by the poet Bao Phi.

She is currently researching a work of graphic nonfiction about climate change in Vietnam. Thi taught high school in New York City and was a founding teacher of Oakland International High School, the first public high school in California for recent immigrants and English learners. She is a lecturer for the California College of the Arts Comics MFA program.

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The Best We Could Do: An Illustrated Memoir

The Best We Could Do: An Illustrated Memoir

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Thi Bui

Cartoonist; Known for her Award-Winning Memoir "The Best We Could Do"

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Thi Bui Biography

Thi Bui was born in Vietnam three months before the end of the Vietnam War, and came to the United States in 1978 as part of the "boat people" wave of refugees from Southeast Asia. Her debut graphic memoir, The Best We Could Do, has been selected as UCLA's Common Book for 2017 and made several best of 2017 book lists, including Bill Gates' top five picks.

Bui is also the illustrator of A Different Pond, an award-winning picture book by the poet Bao Phi.

She is currently researching a work of graphic nonfiction about climate change in Vietnam. Thi taught high school in New York City and was a founding teacher of Oakland International High School, the first public high school in California for recent immigrants and English learners. She is a lecturer for the California College of the Arts Comics MFA program.

Thi Bui Videos

  • Thi Bui Named 2018 Caldecott Honoree
    Thi Bui, illustrator of "A Different Pond," was named an honoree for the 2018 Caldecott Award.
  • The Best We Can Do - Interactive Reading with Thi Bui
    Watch Thi Bui read an excerpt from her illustrated memoir The Best We Can Do with the help of some audience members.

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  • How much does it cost to book Thi Bui?

    Booking fees for Thi Bui, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Thi Bui, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Thi Bui?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Thi Bui for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Thi Bui for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Thi Bui or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Thi Bui or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Thi Bui is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Thi Bui for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Thi Bui generally travels from Berkeley, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Eddie Huang, Kelvin Yu, Nikki Giovanni, Sonia Nazario and Lisa Ling. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Thi Bui for an upcoming event.

Thi Bui Speaker Videos

  • Thi Bui Named 2018 Caldecott Honoree
    Thi Bui, illustrator of "A Different Pond," was named an honoree for the 2018 Caldecott Award.
    The Best We Can Do - Interactive Reading with Thi Bui
    Watch Thi Bui read an excerpt from her illustrated memoir The Best We Can Do with the help of some audience members.

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