The American Dream?: A Journey on Route 66 Discovering Dinosaur Statues, Muffler Men, and the Perfect Breakfast Burrito


As a child growing up in Malaysia, Shing Yin Khor had two very different ideas of what "America" meant. The first looked a lot like Hollywood, full of beautiful people, sunlight, and freeways. The second looked more like The Grapes of Wrath-a nightmare landscape filled with impoverished people, broken-down cars, barren landscapes, and broken dreams. This book chronicles Shing's solo journey (small adventure-dog included) along the iconic Route 66, beginning in Santa Monica and ending up Chicago. What begins as a road trip ends up as something more like a pilgrimage in search of an American landscape that seems forever shifting and forever out of place.

ISBN Number
9781541578524
Trim Size
5 1/2" x 8 1/4"
Binding Type
Library Bound
Number of Pages
160
Author
Shing Yin Khor
Publisher
Lerner Publishing Group (Zest Books™)
Copyright Date
2019
Dewey Number
917.8
Reading Level
6