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Paper Daughter: A Memoir
Paper Daughter A Memoir
Author: M. Elaine Mar
When she was five years old, M. Elaine Mar and her mother emigrated from Hong Kong to Denver to join her father in a community more Chinese than American, more hungry than hopeful. While working with her family in the kitchen of a Chinese restaurant and living in the basement of her aunt's house, Mar quickly masters English and begins to excel...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780060182939
ISBN-10: 0060182938
Publication Date: 6/1999
Pages: 292
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.

4.1 stars, based on 4 ratings
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback
Members Wishing: 0
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A somewhat different take on the experience of growing up Chinese-American. This is the true story of a woman who wants to set the record straight; of her journey from racial harassment on the playground and living in the the back room of her parents' Chinese restaurant, to her eventual graduation from Harvard. To quote her introduction: "We didn't sustain ourselves with ancient fables and Confucian proverbs. Instead, we watched Gunsmoke on TV...The adults spent their free time betting on horses..."
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Really interesting look at a different culture in america
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interesting memior and look at life through the eyes of a young immigrant.
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I enjoyed this book. A memoir to break the stereotypes of the "model minority". True to life-one person's story of growing up chinese in America.


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