Memoirs of Manang: The Story of a Filipina American Pioneer
A Filipina elder recounts the journey with her mother from a small provincial town in the Philippines to the urban setting of Chicago in 1929. She chronicles the joys and heartaches of her immigrant family as they face the Great Depression and World War II. She moves effortlessly between two cultures throughout her life. As the Filipino population grows after the war, we watch her emerge as a community leader and advocate, becoming one of the most successful fundraisers for the community center.