Amplify!: My Fight for Asian America
Amplify!: My Fight for Asian America

Amplify!: My Fight for Asian America

By Dion Lim


Publication Date: September 10, 2024

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Amplify! My Fight for Asian America offers a meaningful look at the real stories behind the headlines, providing Asian Americans and allies of all backgrounds a vital resource to broaden their perspective on anti-Asian hate and contribute to positive social transformation.February 24, 2020, started out like any other day for journalist and television anchor Dion Lim of San Francisco’s ABC News. Planning her pitches for the morning’s editorial meeting, she checked her Instagram account and saw a message from someone she didn’t recognize. Attached was a horrifying video in which men were beating and yelling racist slurs at an elderly Asian man who had been collecting cans in the Bayview neighborhood of San Francisco. Lim felt compelled to investigate the story, help the man who “looked freakishly like my dad,” and bring the perpetrators to justice. Thus began Lim’s four-years-and-counting quest to bring attention to the appalling rise of anti-Asian hate and violence in America. Amplify! My Fight for Asian America brings readers on an eye-opening journey alongside Lim, who has unwittingly become a national hero for her relentless fight for Asian American visibility. Through deeply personal anecdotes about her own life as a Chinese American, exclusive interviews with survivors, activists, and historians, and incisive historical context, she provides the very first book to tackle one of the biggest political and social controversies of this century from the perspective of the AAPI community.

About the Author

Dion Lim is a two-time Emmy Award-winning TV news anchor and reporter for ABC7 News in San Francisco. She is also a contributor to ABC News Live, Good Morning America, and World News Tonight and has hosted the national live television news programs America This Morning and World News Now. Lim was named a 2022 Gold House A100 Most Impactful Asian American alongside Vice President Kamala Harris and was recently named the recipient of SFCAUSE's inaugural Champion of Truth Award. She is also the author of Make Your Moment, and lives in San Francisco.

Format: Hardcover with printed dust jacket

Length: 272 pages

Publisher: Third State Books

Publication Date: September 10, 2024

ISBN: 9798890130006

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