To celebrate Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage month we are reading Michelle Zauner’s memoir Crying in H Mart!

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Michelle Zauner tells of growing up one of the few Asian American kids at her school in Eugene, Oregon and struggling with her mother’s particular high expectations of her. As she grew up, moving to the East Coast, her Koreanness began to feel ever more distant, even as she found the life she wanted to live. It was her mother’s diagnosis of terminal cancer, when Michelle was twenty-five, that forced a reckoning with her identity and brought her to reclaim the gifts of taste, language, and history her mother had given her.

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