Tsiang It sheds light on the racial and class issues that affected Filipino immigrants throughout the beginning of the twentieth century. Eventually Carlos and his circle become active, first in the labor movement and then in the Filipino rights movement.
Plot[ edit ] Born in Bulosan recounts his boyhood in the Philippines. Social unrest exists in the Philippines and several peasant rebellions are put down by authorities. Equipped by his parents' tenacity and values of hard work and humility, as well as his older brothers' lessons for manhood, Allos ventured on at a tender age of fourteen to America and his multiple struggles and failures to cope and succeed have only made him miss home.
After being released, Carlos and his friends become instrumental in the movement for Filipino civil rights. It's worth noting that this book's setting is majorly in the Depression era so certain economic strains and struggles that American citizens have experienced then seem to only contribute to the way they blame the Asian immigrants for almost every ills the American public then perceives are their doing.
From the Filmmaker — Frank Chi I never quite found community in college.
When World War II breaks out, they are banned from enlisting in the armed forces. And, most personally, every single person reading the book is holding my copy of America Is in the Heart, the one that helped get me through college.