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Becoming American: Personal Essays By First Generation Immigrant Women

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Now in paperback -- "A compelling collection . . . providing insights into the variety of immigrant experiences." --Publishers WeeklyTake part in an extraordinary journey through the lives of 23 first-generation immigrant women as they uncover their own unique experiences in the new world. In this remarkable collection of original essays, these acclaimed writers speak to i ...more
Paperback, 236 pages
Published August 8th 2001 by Hyperion (first published January 1st 2000)
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Nina
Mar 12, 2013 Nina rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars
A few essays were not engaging enough for me to finish them. Helen Kim's description of the black folks she grew up around turned my stomach. Read some old faves (Edwidge Danticat, Veronica Chambers) and discovered some voices I wasn't familiar with (Nelly Rosario & Belle Yang). Overall a great collection that I'd read (select essays from) again.
Charles M.
Jun 16, 2013 Charles M. rated it liked it
Collection of essays by women writers, retelling their immigration experience and becmining American (either through citizenship or mindset).
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