Yell-Oh Girls!
Vickie Nam, editor
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Buy *Yell-Oh Girls! : Emerging Voices Explore Culture, Identity, and Growing Up Asian American* online Yell-Oh Girls!:
Emerging Voices Explore Culture, Identity, and Growing Up Asian American

Vickie Nam, editor
Harper/Quill
Paperback
256 pages
August 2001
rated 4 of 5 possible stars

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Yell-Oh Girls is an anthology of letters, essays and poems from Asian American girls who tell stories of growing up in a virtual no-manís land. They donít truly belong in America but, strangely enough, neither do they belong in their native homeland. There are stories in this book where the children of immigrants are utterly rejected in their native lands because they are too "Americanized," being forced to return home more bitter than ever because they finally understand that they truly donít belong anywhere.

Curled Up With a Good BookThroughout my young life Iíve met plenty of people from all different walks of life, some Asian Americans among them. In fact, Iíve even attempted to learn an Asian language or two (Vietnamese, Chinese and Japanese). This book goes a long way to explain the sense of purgatory that many Asian-Americans feel trapped within.

Maybe you care about this situation or maybe you donít. If you enjoy reading short stories that explore the human experience and the depths of human nature then this book is still for you.


© 2001 by Kim Lightfoot for Curled Up With a Good Book

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