'Why Didn't You Tell Me?' tells of a false origin story : NPR's Book of the Day Today's book evaluates the price of assimilation when representation, identity and belonging are erased. In Why Didn't You Tell Me?, author Carmen Rita Wong recounts how she discovered her origin story was all but true. She talks with Ailsa Chang about navigating her life after that discovery – and the impact of colonialism.

'Why Didn't You Tell Me?' explores a false origin story for the price of assimilation

'Why Didn't You Tell Me?' explores a false origin story for the price of assimilation

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Today's book evaluates the price of assimilation when representation, identity and belonging are erased. In Why Didn't You Tell Me?, author Carmen Rita Wong recounts how she discovered her origin story was all but true. She talks with Ailsa Chang about navigating her life after that discovery – and the impact of colonialism.