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The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down

Anne Fadiman's book chronicles the true story of a young Hmong girl who is considered to have a spiritual gift that is, in western culture, identified as epilepsy.  The book documents the clash between the family's desire to honor their daughter's gift and the Americans' desires to treat the epilepsy.


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Cultural Diversity

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Book

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Strategy Created: 05/22/23
Submitted by: Calli Lewis Chiu