American Eyes: New Asian-American Short Stories for Young Adults

by Lori Carlson

Hardcover, 1995





Fawcett (1995), 160 pages


These ten stories reflect the conflict Asian Americans face in balancing an ancient heritage and an unknown future.

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LibraryThing member Omrythea
What issues do Asian young adults face? Why the same issues faced by American teens everywhere. Of course there may be a slightly different slant on the issues because of the Asian culture. This book contains stories of hope, mistrust, jealousy, heartbreak, joy, anger and a desire to belong. Many of the characters feel as if they are in two different worlds, the culture of the United States and their families culture. They let you have a glimpse into their insights as they wish they could be friends with a blonde classmate, desire to find one’s birthparents in Korea, are embarrassed to look Japanese but not speak it, and many more.... That being said, I really did not like this book. I didn't like how my culture was portrayed and it just wasn't that compelling of a book. Save your money.… (more)


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Physical description

160 p.; 4.2 inches


0449704483 / 9780449704486


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