tan bio.docx - Ms Wolf Amy Tan Biography Name Period Directions Read the entire biography and underline at least THREE important ideas Then answer the

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Ms. Wolf Amy Tan Biography Name______________________________ Period____ Directions : Read the entire biography and underline at least THREE important ideas. Then, answer the multiple choice questions. Amy Tan, whose Chinese name, An-mei , means "blessing from America," was born in 1952 in Oakland, California, the middle child and only daughter of John and Daisy Tan, who came to America from China in the late 1940s. Besides Amy, the Tans also had two sons — Peter, born in 1950, and John, born in 1954. Amy and her brothers tried hard to fit into American society. Young Amy was deeply unhappy with her Asian appearance and culture. She was the only Chinese girl in class from the third grade until she graduated from high school. She remembers trying to belong and feeling frustrated and lonely. By the time Amy was a teenager, she had rejected everything Chinese. She even felt ashamed of eating "horrible" five-course Chinese meals and decided that she would grow up to look more American if she ate more "American" foods.

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