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Yell-oh girls! : emerging voices explore culture, identity, and growing up Asian American

Author: Vickie Nam
Publisher: New York : Harper, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this groundbreaking collection of personal writings, young Asian American girls come together for the first time and engage in a dynamic converstions about the unique challenges they face in their lives. Promoted by a variety of pressing questions from editor Vickie Nam and culled from hundreds of submission from all over the country, these revelatory essays, poems, and stories tackle such complex issues as dual  Read more...
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Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Vickie Nam
ISBN: 9780060959449 0060959444 9781613835920 1613835922
OCLC Number: 635486470
Awards: Commended for Tayshas Reading 2003
Description: xxxv, 297 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Contents: Orientation : finding the way home. Two / June Kim --
Train / Meggy Wang --
Where are you from? / Jennifer Sa-riang Kim --
Watching America with a coke / Sarah Chang --
Distance, time, and wingspan / Gloria Ng --
Memories of Chinatown / Jean Chow --
Family trip / Debra Yoo --
Re-orienting the self / Elizabeth Kao --
Paradise ain't shit so why don't you jus' shut yoa' mout' / Elena Cabatu --
My country 'tis of thee / Elizabeth C. Leung --
Flushing / Rona Luo --
Mentor piece : "Welcome to Washington" / Helen Zia --
Family ties. Bristled affection / Carolyn Feng --
Knowing / Yusun Kwon --
Her three-inch feet / Jenny Yu --
Monopoly nights / Lei-Ann Lawi --
Burnt rice with fish sauce / Mai-Linh Hong --
Tainted / Belinda Wong --
Separation anxiety / Roselyn Domingo --
Ghost brother / Janet Jun --
Insomnia / Tina Shim --
Daughter / Kim Vigilia --
Cultural karma / Gena S. Hamamoto --
Answer / Julie Lu --
To our favorite baby doctor / Jennifer Chen --
Fried fish / Anjelica Cruz --
Collisions / Rebecca In-young Chung --
Funeral for Bryce / Anjali Blob --
The procession / Caroline Fan --
Chicken tinola / Rebecca Villanueva --
Furikake / Lei-Ann Lawi --
Kitchen god / Celena Cipriaso --
Sister skin / Janet Jun --
If / Wendy Cheung --
I love you, Dad (an unsent letter) / Grace Song --
Mentor piece : My mother's food / Nora Okja Keller --
Dolly rage. China doll / Alaina Wong --
Mirror, mirror / Julia Wong --
for body / Rebecca Villanueva --
The pimple / cia_b --
I wanned fo' try biore / Elena Cabatu --
For those who love yellow girls / Meggy Wang --
Maybelline on Maple Street / Alison Park --
Best friends / Jennifer Li --
Finding my eye-dentity / Olivia Chung --
Nostrils / Sarah Chang --
Other sister / Kim McKee --
Breakup notice / Unknown --
Anorexic / Alice Chung --
rice cakes rice cakes and cereal, a memoir / Naomi Irie --
Lawsuit / Ling Ngo. Innocence / Debra Yoo --
Chalk marks / Nina Ji Yun Baek --
On the 16:episodes / Sandy'ci Moua --
Salt bread / Khamphian Vang --
"Ching, Chang, Chong!" / Michelle Ogues --
94.6 / Alice Chung --
Barbarian / "Millie" --
Mentor piece : When Asian eyes are smiling / Lois-Ann Yamanaka --
Finding my voice. Chinglish / Caroline Fan --
Kim Chee and yellow peril / Jenny S. Kim --
Marvin Gaye/The trials of being / Anjali Nath --
Funny girl / Diya Gullapalli --
Orientation day / Jennifer Wang --
Going undercover / Wendy M. Thompson --
Analyze this / Erika Kim --
Learning to love my skin / Kamala Nair --
Zine grrrl / Kristy Chan --
Who we are : South Asian girls speak out / Roundtable discussion --
Identity crisis / Michelle Chang --
Mentor piece : Then and now, finding my voice / Elaine H. Kim --
Girlwind : emerging voices for change. Ginseng from Starbucks / Mai-Ling Hong --
Just the tip of the iceberg, letter to the director / Alaina Wong --
One in front of the other / Tressa Anolin Navalta --
After the credits rolled / L.W. --
Learning by example-youth activism in the new millennium / Celeste Chu --
Global impact / Leanna Nakamura --
Screening Asian Americans : more Asian than American? / Jean Phan --
Revolution / April Bonnie Chang --
Untitled / Olivia Chung --
Waving fans / Mia Chan Mi Park --
My first film / Niru Jayaraman --
Coalition building among people of color / Rupal Patel --
Big bad prank-broadening the definition of Asian American feminist activism / Kristina Sheryl Wong --
Model minority guilt / Marites L. Mendoza --
Mentor piece : Excerpts from the conversation begins : Mothers and daughters talk about living feminism / Patsy Mink and Wendy Mink.
Responsibility: [edited by] Vickie Nam.

Abstract:

In this groundbreaking collection of personal writings, young Asian American girls come together for the first time and engage in a dynamic converstions about the unique challenges they face in their lives. Promoted by a variety of pressing questions from editor Vickie Nam and culled from hundreds of submission from all over the country, these revelatory essays, poems, and stories tackle such complex issues as dual identities, culture clashes, family matters, body image, and the need to find one's voice. With a foreword by Phoebe Eng, as well as contributions from accomplished Asian American women mentors Janice Mirikitani, Helen Zia, Nora Okja Keller, Lois-Ann Yamanaka, Elaine Kim, Patsy Mink, and Wendy Mink, Yell-Oh Girls! is an inspiring and much-needed resource for young Asian American girls.

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