Author: Chua, Amy
Title: Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother
Publication Date: 2011
Number of Pages: 237
Geographical Setting: America
Time Period: Current
Series (If applicable): N/A
Plot Summary: A story of a Chinese born American mother exercising extreme parenting. Amy Chua is married to a Caucasian husband and has two daughters. She raises them the “Chinese” way because she believes the Western way of parenting would not prepare them enough for the future. She has her children playing violin and piano, and makes them work hard to become number one. A few things she lists in her book that she does not allow her daughters to do are:
- Have a playdate
- Be in a school play
- Complain about not being in a school play
- Not be the #1 student in every subject except gym and drama
- Play any instrument other than the piano or violin
- Not play the piano or violin
This book shows the difference between the stereotypical way of Eastern and Western parenting. This book is dramatic, full of bittersweet relationships between mother and daughters, and is also heartwarming. This is a memoir of a competitive, prideful Chinese mother raising her children the “Chinese” way, and should not be taken as a sort of parenting guide.
Subject Headings:Chua, Amy.
Mothers United States Biography.
Chinese American women Biography.
Mothers and daughters China.
Mothers and daughters United States.
Appeal: moderately-paced, bittersweet, compassionate, dramatic, heartwarming, moving, inspiring, intriguing, realistic, sympathetic, family-centered, academic, ambitious, prideful, funny, and well-written.
3 appeal terms that best describe this book: Bittersweet, dramatic, and heartwarming
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Tags: academic, ambitious, and well-written., bittersweet, compassionate, dramatic, family-centered, funny, heartwarming, inspiring, intriguing, moderately paced, Moving, prideful, realistic, sympathetic