Growing Up Asian In Australia depicts the sad story of Asians growing up in Australia which supposedly a peaceful country without war and also multicultural. However it isn't war that bothered these people but white kids growing up here. They would taunt and tease these children because of their country and looks. In this book we learn about what the children all suffered when the first met white people and how they suffered. Many Asian people were called names. This book also has story of their life at home and how they have to work hard to survive on their meagre income.
A fascinating collection of the experiences of Asian settlers in Australia. Some were well known identities, others not so, but all offered amazing and very personal insights into their early lives. I thought I might find it all a bit repetitive but each story offers a different take on their experiences at school, at home or socialising. Some are sad, some made me smile, but above all it made me feel very privileged to be able share these glimpses.
This book helped to give me greater insight. I laughed, I cried, there were 'lightbulb' moments. I would recommend this book to anyone who would like to gain better understanding of what it is like for those from different cultural backgrounds trying to find their place.