• Filipinos in Puget Sound

    Filipinos in Puget Sound

    Cordova, Dorothy Laigo

    Since the 19th century, Filipinos have immigrated to the Puget Sound region, which contains a deep inland sea once surrounded by forests and waters teeming with salmon. After World War II , communities grew with the arrival of new war brides, military families, immigrants, and exchange students and workers. Second-generation Pinoys and Pinays began their families.

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  • Filipinx

    Filipinx

    Dimayuga, Angela

    Filipinx offers 100 deeply personal recipes--many of them dishes that define home for Angela Dimayuga and the more than four million people of Filipino descent in the United States.

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  • Somewhere in the Middle

    Somewhere in the Middle

    Francisco Douglas, Deborah

    Half Filipino but raised in an American household, Deborah Francisco Douglas had always longed to know more about her Filipino heritage. So when a thick government-issued envelope arrived at her door announcing her assignment to the Philippines as a Peace Corps Volunteer, she snatched the opportunity and set out on a journey of self-discovery, travel, and adventure.

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  • I Was Their American Dream

    I Was Their American Dream

    Gharib, Malaka

    The daughter of parents with unfulfilled dreams themselves, Malaka navigated her childhood chasing her parents' ideals, learning to code-switch between her family's Filipino and Egyptian customs. This graphic memoir is both a coming-of-age story and a reminder of the thousands of immigrants who come to America in search for a better life for themselves and their children.

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  • Sightseer in This Killing City

    Sightseer in This Killing City

    Gloria, Eugene

    Through the voice of Nacirema, the central persona of the collection, who is a Filipina American woman with an ambiguous sexual identity, we are introduced to a character who chooses mystery and inhabits landscapes fraught with brutality and beauty. Gloria's poetry captures the surreal and unreal feelings of the present.

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  • Mixed Plate

    Mixed Plate

    Koy, Jo

    A laugh-out-loud, fearlessly honest memoir by the award-winning Filipino-American comedian uncovers the true family experiences behind his popular routines, discussing his mixed heritage, struggles with family mental illness and eventual embrace of his identity.

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  • Growing up Brown

    Growing up Brown

    Jamero, Peter M.

    Peter Jamero's story of hardship and success illuminates the experience of what he calls the "bridge generation" -- the American-born children of the Filipinos recruited as farm workers in the 1920s and 30s. A longtime community activist and civic leader, Jamero describes decades of toil and progress before the Filipino community entered the sociopolitical mainstream.

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  • Dancing Between Bamboo Poles

    Dancing Between Bamboo Poles

    Mabanglo-Mayor, Rebecca

    Like the traditional Tinikling dancers of the Philippines, whose feet flash between poles drumming against the ground, these poems and essays evoke the agility needed to move between history and personal experience, to negotiate conflicting cultural expectations, and to trace the fluid nature of identity as it shifts from role to role.

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  • The Indomitable Florence Finch

    The Indomitable Florence Finch

    Mrazek, Robert J.

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  • The New Filipino Kitchen

    The New Filipino Kitchen

    Documents the forgotten life of the Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient and Filipina native who saved countless American lives during the Pacific War against Japan in the face of bigotry for her mixed-race heritage.

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