Like many Korean adoptees of the 1980s, Megan Sound was brought up in an era when American parents were led to believe that the best way to raise their babies was to take a color-blind approach. The denial of a child's ethnicity neglects a significant part of their identity. The Struggle for Soy is a powerfully intimate essay collection that shows how one transracial adoptee navigates from the margins to the middle, from I am not to I am. With wit and whimsy, Sound sheds light on race, gender, and identity. The Struggle for Soy shows how Sound navigates restrictive labels like 'unexplained infertility' and stereotypes of Asian women. Her experiences are thought provoking for both those familiar with representation and how misrepresentation in pop-culture feels, and those who haven't had reason-before now-to imagine what it's like to be Asian in America.
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