In Twenty-Five Chickens and a Pig for a Bride: Growing Up in a Filipino Immigrant Family, Evangeline (“Vangie”) Canonizado Buell weaves a frank and inspiring memoir that both enlightens and moves readers. She relates her triumphant struggles over racial and gender discrimination and unravels the dogged determination of her family to achieve a better life for their children. Their hard work and indomitable fighting spirit, as well as their strong belief in preserving their culture and heritage, exemplify the many immigrant groups that make up America today. .
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