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Vickie Nam

Yell-Oh Girls!

Vickie Nam Yell Oh Girls! Emerging Voices Explore Culture Identity And Gr
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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 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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"…Quality…readers…will be swept along by the authors' sincerity."

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"[Vickie Nam] is determined to make heard the voices of Asian-American girls."

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"A book like YELL-Oh Girls! would have let me know that I wasn't alone."

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"A diversity of younger Asian-American writers carrying the banner forward. I think this is great."

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"Come adolescence, this quite possibly could become [a] cultural bible."

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"Thanks to this fine collection of writings, future generations of Asian-American girls need not feel so isolated."

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"Valuable not only for its [sharp] insights...as an inspiration to any young person seeking self-expression."

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"YELL-Oh Girls!...is a must-read for anyone who's ever felt like an outsider looking in."


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