The Spirit Catches You And You Fall Down By Anne Fadiman

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Have you ever thought about how difficult it might be to go into a different country knowing absolutely nothing, not even language, and something horrific happened to you or anyone in your family? Don’t you think you would feel so powerless, so helpless, so clueless? This happens commonly and it has never had any attention brought to it, at least not until 1998. Anne Fadiman wrote a book entitled, The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down. This demonstrated a collision of two complete opposite cultures, but they both have the same goal to help the child get better. Throughout this book many individuals were introduced both from the Hmong culture and then individuals from America. While reading the book two dynamic duos stood out to me, one

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