Girl in Translation Book Review

The latest addition to my bookshelf: "Girl in Translation"

Why do so many Asian Americans get admitted into elite universities? Well, if Jean Kwok’s debut novel “Girl in Translation” is any indication, a micro-managing mother is not necessary. Check out my review and tell me what you think.

A Mama’s view of the offensive UCLA video

My earliest memory of racism occured when I was only about four years old. I was sitting on a slide at a park in the Midwestern town where my parents were graduate students. My mother and father must have been across a field at the picnic tables, when a group of young men — probably in their teens or twenties — came by and made “ching chong” noises at me.

HapaMama is joining BlogHer

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