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Growing Up Filipino: Stories for Young Adults

Brainard, Cecilia Manguerra

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ISBN 10: 0971945802 / ISBN 13: 9780971945807
Published by PALH, 2003
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Title: Growing Up Filipino: Stories for Young ...

Publisher: PALH

Publication Date: 2003

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Used: Good

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In this fine short-story collection, 29 Filipino American writers explore the universal challenges of adolescence from the unique perspectives of teens in the Philippines or in the U.S. Organized into five sections--Family, Angst, Friendship, Love, and Home--all the stories are about growing up and what the introduction calls "growing into Filipino-ness, growing with Filipinos, and growing in or growing away from the Philippines."... The stories are delightful! (Booklist)

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Cecilia Manguerra Brainard has collected a dazzling and impressive array of 29 stories about the saga of what it means to be young and Filipino. The strength in the collaborative approach in this volume lies in its individual examples, for the best way to construct a picture of growing up Filipino is by specific reference to their lives. The structure of the book is simple enough. Each story is assigned to a theme and there are 5 of them: family, angst, friendship, love and home.

But don't be taken in by the simplicity of the titles. This volume is indeed about magic, mysteries, sadness, time, family, fear, and happiness of young adult Filipinos. But in exploring these arenas, the authors, each a born storyteller and philosopher, collectively capture the natural and social tapestry of the Philippines and Filipino culture and those forces that influence it. Their use of the language with all its idioms, narrative intervals, and cadences, leaves no doubt about the complexities of the historical, social, cultural, gender, and racial terrain of modern Filipino culture. It is hard to resist one more comment. Despite the book's subtitle, this is also a book about adults. They too will profit from what is a truthful, passionate, hopeful and-ultimately-a very wise book. Kudos to Brainard and the other writers for this important contribution to Filipino/Filipino American history and culture. This is a powerfully achieved and memorable book by authors who know their craft, and who also have a profound understanding and love for the Philippines and things Filipino.(by Roger Buckley, Director of Asian American Studies Institute, Univ. of Connecticut)

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