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Honoree of three prestigious Literary Awards, 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐈𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐩𝐞𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐀𝐮𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐫𝐬 𝐍𝐞𝐭𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤 (𝐈𝐀𝐍) 𝐁𝐨𝐨𝐤 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐘𝐞𝐚𝐫 𝐀𝐰𝐚𝐫𝐝, 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐢𝐧𝐝𝐢𝐞𝐁𝐑𝐀𝐆 𝐁.𝐑.𝐀.𝐆. 𝐌𝐞𝐝𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐨𝐧, 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐖𝐢𝐬𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐒𝐡𝐞𝐥𝐟 𝐁𝐨𝐨𝐤 𝐀𝐰𝐚𝐫𝐝𝐬. Hyphened-Nation was inspired by the authors travels overseas, and time spent living in the United Kingdom. Living abroad was an eye-opening experience, she grew to understand certain aspects of American culture better, the longer she lived overseas. This book is about her insights, and experience of being treated as an American, rather than a hyphenated one.
The difference was startling and lead her on a journey to understand why The United States is one of the only, if not the only country, that hyphenates its citizens by ethnicity before nationality.
It is a journey of discovery in understanding that those same boxes we allow ourselves to be placed into as hyphenated-Americans, limit economic, educational, societal, and cultural growth. Her story focuses on ways the United States and our global community differ culturally, and steps citizens can take to create a non-hyphenated coalitional nation.