Growing Up Asian in America

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Which part of the poem is the most important and why?
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The part where she says \”I am racially Japanese\”, because it makes an important statement about how someones race does not define them as a person.
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Why does Nova say \”I am racially Japanese\”?
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It explains that her cultural upbringing and her physical race are not the same.
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Why is the author’s identity as a Japanese America woman the most difficult part of herself to accept?
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Because she is ostracized for being a Japanese American woman.
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Why did Noda quote from a Japanese fold song when she wrote about her mother?
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To reference her mothers Japanese cultural connection.
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How might Noda have had one purpose in writing this essay for herself and another in writing for a broader audience?
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Noda may have been writing for herself to vent and to others to explain what Japanese Americans go through.

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