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The Resource Heart of fire : an immigrant daughter's story, Mazie K. Hirono

Heart of fire : an immigrant daughter's story, Mazie K. Hirono

Label
Heart of fire : an immigrant daughter's story
Title
Heart of fire
Title remainder
an immigrant daughter's story
Statement of responsibility
Mazie K. Hirono
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Mazie Hirono is one of the most fiercely outspoken Democrats in Congress, but her journey to the U.S. Senate was far from likely. Raised poor on her family's rice farm in rural Japan, Hirono was seven years old when her mother left her abusive husband and sailed with her two elder children to the United States, crossing the Pacific in steerage in search of a better life. Though the girl then known as "Keiko" did not speak English when she entered school in Hawaii, she would go on to hold state and national office, winning election to the U.S. Senate in 2012. This intimate and inspiring memoir traces her remarkable life from her upbringing in Hawaii, where the family first lived in a single room in a Honolulu boarding house while her mother worked two jobs to keep them afloat; to her emergence as a highly effective legislator whose determination to help the most vulnerable was grounded in her own experiences of economic insecurity, lack of healthcare access, and family separation. Finally, it chronicles her evolution from dogged yet soft-spoken public servant into the fiery critic and advocate we know her as today."--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hirono, Mazie
Dewey number
  • 328.73/092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
E901.1
LC item number
.H57 2021
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hirono, Mazie
  • United States
  • United States
  • Japanese American women
  • Lieutenant governors
  • Legislators
  • Women legislators
  • Legislators
  • Women legislators
  • United States
  • Hawaii
Target audience
adult
Label
Heart of fire : an immigrant daughter's story, Mazie K. Hirono
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [385]-397)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface: Necessary fire -- Part one: Good girl. Tari and Chieko ; On Kewalo Street ; Star spangled ; The flower farm ; Kaimuki Town -- Part two: Revelations. Tinderbox ; Waiminalo ; Rich man's war ; Betty Friedan and me ; Young Democrats ; The quiet fisherman -- Part three: A voice for all. Stew and rice ; Lost and found ; Made with aloha ; Daruma doll -- Part four: One thousand cranes. A modern campaign ; Roll call ; Across the aisle ; One nation under siege ; Seeking truth ; Rebel women ; Zombie land ; Two pandemics -- Epilogue: The paper makers
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 397 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781984881601
Lccn
2020053648
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)on1198218656
  • (OCoLC)1198218656
  • 3395938
Label
Heart of fire : an immigrant daughter's story, Mazie K. Hirono
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [385]-397)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface: Necessary fire -- Part one: Good girl. Tari and Chieko ; On Kewalo Street ; Star spangled ; The flower farm ; Kaimuki Town -- Part two: Revelations. Tinderbox ; Waiminalo ; Rich man's war ; Betty Friedan and me ; Young Democrats ; The quiet fisherman -- Part three: A voice for all. Stew and rice ; Lost and found ; Made with aloha ; Daruma doll -- Part four: One thousand cranes. A modern campaign ; Roll call ; Across the aisle ; One nation under siege ; Seeking truth ; Rebel women ; Zombie land ; Two pandemics -- Epilogue: The paper makers
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 397 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781984881601
Lccn
2020053648
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)on1198218656
  • (OCoLC)1198218656
  • 3395938

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