Alameda County Library

What Is Your American Dream? Conversations with Malaka Gharib - Create a Zine

What is a zine? 

A zine is a self-published booklet used to create original and appropriate texts and images. In her graphic memoir, Malaka provides a zine showcasing her identity and growing up as a Filipino-Egyptian in modern-day America.  

If you were not able to attend Malaka's event or receive her book, you can still get volunteer hours. Create your own zine featuring your story, your interests, your future, and what you want for yourself in life. Here's an example from Malaka's Twitter account to start your own zine. 

Create zine and (optional) share with AC Library 

Once you're signed up and completed this event, email us using the "Contact" tab. Please include an image of your zine, so the librarian can review it and award you the volunteer hours. If you are comfortable sending Alameda County Library a digital copy of your zine, include it as an attachment in your email.  


Qualifications Required

  • Age Level Must be at least Middle School Teen