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Here is the poignant journey is a "minority student" who pays the cost of his social assimilation and academic success with a painful alienation -- from his past, his parents, his culture -- and so describes the high price of "making it" in middle class America.
Provocative in its positions on affirmative action and bilingual education, Hunger Of Memory is a powerful political statement, a profound study of the importance of language... and the moving, intimate portrait of a boy struggling to become a man.
"Arresting...Splendidly written intellectual autobiography." -- Boston Globe
"Superb autobiographical essay... Mr. Rodriguez offers himself as an example if the long labor of change: its costs, about which he is movingly frank, its loneliness, but also its triumph." -- The New York Times Book Review --This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition.
Terrible book I hated every moment I had to spend reading this! Had to read for school and I absolutely hated it don't waste your money on thisPublished 14 days ago by Lee
Though this book was written around the time I was born, many of the revelations are still quite profound. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Rhea
I haven't read it yet, but after reading the first chapter it is definitely a book on my list.Published 3 months ago by Taharga
I though it was a very good book! I liked how he never considered himself a "minority" and how he stood against unfair advantages of those of different racial backgroundsPublished 3 months ago by Margaret Torok