In the 1930’s, 40’s, and 50’s, there were few yellow immigrants from Minneapolis/St. Paul; Albert Lea; Mankato; Hibbing; Austin; St. Cloud; and Rochester in Minnesota – mostly all-white communities. I marched in a Chinese dress in the Memorial Day parade, carrying the American flag. Our golden rule: CHIANG KAI SHEK loyalty, no dating whites, and FACE at all costs.
Sta. Monica, CA (Vocus) February 24, 2010
A masterpiece of suspense and razor-sharp journey of thrills will beguile readers as accomplished author Eleanor Wong Telemaque released through Xlibris The Sammy Wong Files, an engaging memoir set to give everyone an edge-of-the-seat reading experience.
The Sammy Wong Files will let readers hear the confessions of a Chinese American Terrorist. Telemaque shares her family’s experience of being the only yellow immigrants in Albert Lea, Minnesota – and how she grew up, lived, and survived in Washington, D.C. during the 1950s. It reveals how she withstood the prejudices, how she cried for freedom, how she fought for human rights and marched in Memphis, Tennessee after Martin Luther King was assassinated. Readers will learn how she used her wit and strength to push herself forward. She has fared well and succeeded largely because of the office of then Senator John F. Kennedy. How her family faced and dealt with the major political-social trauma in this winning tour de force awaits readers.
With its appealing characters and suspenseful plot, this memoir is highly recommended for all booklovers. For more information on The Sammy Wong Files, log on to Xlibris.com.
About the Author
“In the 1930’s, 40’s, and 50’s, there were few yellow immigrants from Minneapolis/St. Paul; Albert Lea; Mankato; Hibbing; Austin; St. Cloud; and Rochester in Minnesota – mostly all-white communities. I marched in a Chinese dress in the Memorial Day parade, carrying the American flag. Our golden rule: CHIANG KAI SHEK loyalty, no dating whites, and FACE at all costs.” – Eleanor Wong Telemaque.
Today, her multiracial extended family include CEO’s, an actor/physical therapist daughter, U.S. Army vets, diplomats, a former Knight Ridder editor now KQED News Director, computer programmers, psychologists and psychiatrists, teachers, a board member of the National Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, health care workers, and community lawyers. Her writings include “Haiti Through Its Holidays” (Blyden Press, New York, New York) and “New York”. She was honored by the U.S. Equal Opportunity Commission and tied with Jessica Hagedorn for the First Manhattan Borough President’s award for Literature.
The Sammy Wong Files * by Eleanor Wong Telemaque
Confessions of a Chinese American Terrorist
Publication Date: January 12, 2007
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