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Growing Up Brown


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Peter Jamero's story of hardship and success illuminates the experience of the Filipino Americans born in the 1930s and '40s.

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Foreword by Dorothy Laigo CordovaIntroduction by Peter BachoPrefacePart One | Campo Life, 1930-19441. The Adventure Begins2. Maeda's Place3. Amid the Almond Trees4. LivingstonPart Two | Learning About the Real World, 1944-19575. High School Years6. Join the Navy and See the World7. College DaysPart Three | Early Career, 1957-19708. My First Real Job9. Moving Up10. Washington, D.C.11. A Stanford ManPart Four | The Activist Executive, 1970-199512. Region X13. Umbrella Agency14. The Professor15. King County16. United Way17. Whose Human Rights?18. Community BasedEpilogueAfterword by Fred CordovaIndex

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Peter Jamero is a community activist and former executive director of the Asian American Recovery Services in San Francisco, assistant professor of rehabilitation medicine at the University of Washington, and state director of the Washington vocational rehabilitation program.


"Growing Up Brown is intense, honest, and meaningful. Its major contributions will be etched in the ways it presents a 'local' story of a significant Filipino American bridge generation member cast within a larger tale of 'brown' Americans and their struggles to define themselves in relation to others, to find meaning in the communities and worlds they inhabited, and to tell their stories using their own voices and perspectives."--Rick Bonus, author of Locating Filipino Americans: Ethnicity and the Cultural Politics of Space

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