The Mother

Year 2017

Creator Pallavi Kottamasu


Story type Radio

Town Portland

County Cumberland


Toy Len Goon received global attention after winning the award for American Mother of the Year in 1952. She was the first Chinese immigrant to be recognized by the organization, which celebrates mothers who quote "provide an inspiration to the nation." Toy dined with First Lady Bess Truman and was honored by a parade through the New York Chinatown. But now, she can't be found in a standard American history textbook.

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