Growing Up Filipino Stories For Young Adults

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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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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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Gr 9 Up-Twenty-nine compelling selections authored by individuals who live in the Philippines, have emigrated, or are American-born. This fine collection, examining themes of family, friendship, love, and home, provides a varied portrait of Filipino youth today. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780971945807
  • Publisher: PALH
  • Publication date: 4/15/2003
  • Pages: 316
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 0.71 (w) x 5.50 (h) x 8.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface vii
Introduction ix
Family
Lola Sim's Handkerchief 3
Tea and Empathy 9
Lolo's Bride 13
Grandmother 21
In Place of Trees 27
Deaf Mute 39
Blue Frangipanis 47
Houseboy 53
Angst
Voice in the Hills 69
Manny's Climb 83
Day of the Butterfly 89
American Son Epilogue 105
Indian-Giver 117
San Prancisco 125
Friendship
The Purpose of Malls 141
The Eye of a Needle 149
The Magic Glasses 159
The Slumbering State 165
It's a Gruen 177
Love
Her Wild American Self 193
The Last Moon-Game of Summer 207
The Curfew 213
Sweet Grapes, Sour Grapes 219
Short Answer 231
Home
Flooded 237
The Boundary 245
The Spirits of Kanlanti 253
Below the Belt 261
I'll Be Home for Christmas 273
Glossary of Words and Phrases 279
Acknowledgements 285
Contributors' Additional Information 287
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 10, 2003

    A DAZZLING AND IMPRESSIVE YOUNG ADULT COLLECTION

    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 authors make the experiences of ordinary young people come alive for us. The strength of 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 five of them: family, angst, friendship, love, and home. <p> But don't be taken in by the simplicity of the title. 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 cutlure 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 sub-title, this is also a book for 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. - Roger N. Buckley, Professor of History and Director of Asian American Studies

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