Free Read [Fiction Book] ✓ Finding My Voice - by Marie G. Lee ✓


  • Title: Finding My Voice
  • Author: Marie G. Lee
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 340
  • Format: Kindle Edition

  • Even as she s enjoying her senior year and her newfound romance with the popular Tomper, Ellen Sung the only Korean American student in her small school must deal with prejudice from some of her classmates and pressure from her strict parents to follow her scholarly older sister to HarvardARRED review in Kirkus.
    Marie G. Lee
    Marie G Lee is a second generation Korean American who was born and raised in Minnesota Marie was born on April 25, 1964 in Hibbing, Minnesota She is the daughter of William and Grace Lee, who immigrated to the United States in 1953 As a Founder of the Asian American Writers Workshop, her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Kenyon Review, and several anthologies Her books include Finding My Voice, the story of Ellen Sung s senior year as the only Asian in a small Minnesota high school Saying Goodbye, a sequel to Finding My Voice, is the story of Ellen Sung s continued search for her Korean American identity at Harvard Necessary Roughness, the story of a Korean American boy who wants to play football and If It Hadn t Been for Yoon Jun, the story of a Korean American adoptee, Alice Larsen, who confronts her Korean identity when she meets Yoon Jun, a Korean immigrant who is her fellow student at school If It Hadn t Been for Yoon Jun is a finalist for the Maud Hart Lovelace award.Marie s latest book is Night of the Chupacabras a funny, slightly scary mystery about Mexican Vampires Marie draws on her experiences growing up as a Korean American She is a graduate of Brown University, and a lecturer at Yale She enjoys children and is a great role model for all kids Her books are particularly relevant for Asian American children growing up in America today.


    Commentaires:

    Lydia
    Marie G. Lee wrote what should be considered a seminal multicultural book. while this novel is mild-mannered, it holds all the essence of what has happened to anyone who was considered "different" in its arms.This has a romantic theme, yet the crucial elements of the novel are about living as a Korean I a Minnesota community.I recommend this novel.

    Xiaojuanwu
    Parents always expect their child do well in school and put the education at first place rather than other useless stuff. In this book, character Ellen Sung is very sneaky to her parents. They expected her to get A's in school and to becoming like her sister, Michelle go to Harverd. They expected her not to hang out any guy until in college. She needs to be home early before midnight. Ellen doesn't want to disappointed them and on ther side she is having a relationship with a boy named Tomper. S [...]

    Bethany
    Read for 5427 classEllen's parents are extremely strict. They desperately want her to get into Harvard like her older, genius sister that they make her quit gymnastics if any of her grades dip below an A. In addition to their unrelenting expectations, Ellen frequently is bullied by racist classmates. At the beginning of her senior year, she struggles to stand up for herself, but, ten months later, she has learned how to stand up to her parents and her racist classmates, earning her a gruesome he [...]

    Catherine
    I thought this book was very amusing. It that it was a fun light read. This story presents the struggle of having a social life versus staying home to study, and get good grades. Ellen gets pressured to stay in by her parents, who want her to go to Harvard, but she wants to enjoy her last year of high school. Especially having a new boyfriend, the temptation of staying out is very great. All her parents want for her though is to be successful, because they are immigrants who have a hard time fin [...]

    Robin Ibanez
    I had a really hard time decided how to rate this book. The story was engaging and the characters you're supposed to connect with were likable, but there were a lot of loose ends and unanswered questions left at the end of this book. I think the only thing that did get resolved was Ellen's relationship with her parents. Although Ellen's relationship with Tomper is mentioned in the blurb there isn't nearly enough of Elleper(Tomellen?). I'm giving this story 4 stars mainly because of them. This ne [...]

    Beth
    Ellen/Myong-Ok lives a double life: the dutiful obedient daughter of a Korean doctor and immigrant who expects her to go to Harvard as a science major like her bright older sister, and the gymnastics athlete and humanities lover who sneaks out to drink with her friends. When a blonde blue eyed football hero starts to fall for her, it becomes something else to hide, along with the racism she experiences from students and teachers alike.Lee successfully juxtaposes American and Korean values, and p [...]

    Valynne Maetani
    This book is well-written, and I thought I would be able to relate to the main character because it is about an Asian-American girl, but I just couldn't relate at all. Let's just say I wish she would have found her voice much earlier in the book because it was really frustrating to see her sit back and do nothing.

    Gina
    This was a powerful voice about overcoming racism. It was beautifully written and full of voice. All in all, a GREAT read!

    Rena
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    Erin
    Challenged in Michigan for offensive language

    Stephanie A.
    A staple "strict Asian parents have high expectations for me" piece of literature.

    Tanja
    It was a great read, I stumbled on this book in my class and read a little of it and liked it.

    Sarah
    Interesting story. I can really relate to having parents who want you to succeed.

    Maryanne
    Even though this is about a senior in high school - the book reads like the protagonist is 13

    Miss Lou
    No, she doesn't ever find her voice. Try again.

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