America Ferrera to Edit Anthology of Essays About Cultural Identity

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The actress will edit 'American Like Me,' to be released on Sept. 25.

Lin-Manuel Miranda, author Roxane Gay and Olympic skater Michelle Kwan are among those contributing essays to an anthology about navigating between cultures.

American Like Me will feature stories from those trying find an identity in a culture that often "underrepresents or ignores" their experiences.

American Like Me will be edited by actress and activist America Ferrera. She is donating a portion of her proceeds to the nonprofit Immigrants: We Get the Job Done Coalition, which provides legal support for immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers.

Others writing essays include Rep. Joaquin Castro of Texas, actor Kal Penn and author Jenny Zhang.

Gallery Books, a Simon & Schuster imprint, announced Thursday that the book will be released Sept. 25.