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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 9, 2006

    Asian Proud girls speak their minds.

    This book is very inspiring to young girls, like myself, who have grown up asian but not always in an asian community. It shares many different points of views to how different groups of asians have had to handle several situations. Many oriental girls have had to face many different types of challenges and many of them have been able to handle them very well. This book tells the stories of a plethra of girls showing how they stayed strong and were able to live through the difficult tasks that were brought to their lives. There were a number of messages and themes within the book but the major ones had to do with family problems, cultural discrepencies and girls having low self-esteem at some point. The girls all over came them very well and were brave enough to share them in this collection. There were many topics to like about this book, maybe more for asian girls like myself than just anyone. But the main thing I enjoyed was that I could really connect with some of the stories told. Some of the specific tales of these young girls were very touching and very inspirational for the lives of other girls. I liked when the story would be told with an uplifting ending and the girl would find herself, find self esteem, or solve a conflict that has been conflicting for a while. Dislikes for me from this book were hard to find, there wasn't much to not like about these stories. They were so thoughtful and I loved getting into their lives and finding out about them so then I too could end up like them. They gave me faith and hope to live on through my tough times. I think if you are looking to find inspiration or learn that you are not the only one going through identity crisis or family issues you should definitely read this. It helps to show that no matter who you are that you will have to go through similar challenges as someone else.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 25, 2005

    A universal book for all cultures

    I thoroughly enjoyed crying, laughing and empathising with the authors and their stories. This book gives readers a sense of comfort and belonging for those who may be going through an identity crisis. Very helpful!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 9, 2005

    Great book to relate to....

    Highly recommended to any asian american whether you are a teen or mother. this book made me think back to my experiences growing up. good to know that i wasn't alone. going to recommend this book to all of my childhood friends...good book for your kids too!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 2009

    MCHAN FROM MRS. MCINTYRE 2ND PERIOD CLASS

    I rated YELL-Oh Girls! Emerging Voices Explore Culture, Identity, and Growing Up Asian American 5 stars because this book is a book that would make you think about how you view Asian Americans. This is a good book for anyone who likes a book made of short stories. This is a book of essays, letters, etc. written by young Asian American girls, it is about them expressing how being an Asian American have made a big impact in their lives. Being an Asian American myself, this book have helped me realize that I am not the only one who thinks that both America and Asia have made me feel as if I am a foreigner. Also even if you are not an Asian American yourself, by reading this book you would be able to realize that little racist comments that are said to an Asian American may not seem as big as a deal to you. But, to them, it would be like telling them that they should not be Asian but be an American. This book had a big impact on me and I recommend this book to all ages.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2008

    It's an alright book.

    When I first saw this book all I could think about is how it would have nothing to do with me and my life and it would not interest me at all. But once I got into the book it was actually a pretty good book. The book is very inspiring to young girls, not just to the Asian women but also to women who are not Asian. The women in this book are very open with their experiences and sharing how hard it is growing up in America as Asian American women. They tell a story that not only involves just the Asian American women but the women as a whole in this country about what they have to go through and what they have accomplished just to be noticed. It talks about all the battles these women have to go through culturally and personally. I especially like the stories it told about the women who stood up to other people and showed that they are as much of person as any body else. As much as I enjoyed reading some of the stories, I felt that there were more stories that did not capture my attention. In my opinion this is not a book that I would read again, just for the fact that most of the stories lost my attention and did not make muh sense to me.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2005

    this was really good

    when i first started reading this book, it was kind of boreing and i didn't think i would like it. What drew me to it was reading the reveiw on the back of the back of the book. Eventually after I got through the first ten pages, I found the book really interesting. Also really informative.I never knew what these young girls had to go through. Being called a foreigner everywhere you go, and being stuck between two countriesand not knowing which to choose. It must be really hard! Overall i really enjoyed this book!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 29, 2001

    Fantastic

    I am a male with a Korean mother and a White father. Even though the stories in this book are from women and girls, it seemed as though I was reading my own story in so much of the book. If you want the real story of what it means to grow up Asian-American then you should read this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 18, 2001

    Finally....a book about MY life.

    Thanks to Vickie Nam and all the contributers of this ground breaking book. It makes me realize that as an Asian American girl, I am not alone, and our collective life experiences are worthy enough to be in print. The emotion thoughout the book is touching and intense; from the introduction by the editor, to the introductions of each piece, and finally the the stories and poems themselves reach out and touch parts of my soul. If you know of any Asian American girl (or even boy) buy this book for them to read, even parents too.

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    Posted November 1, 2008

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