Cheung, King-Kok (ed). An Interethnic Companion
to Asian American Literature. New York: Cambridge University Press,
This collection introduces readers to the works of American authors
of various Asian ethnic backgrounds.
Freedman, Sarah Warshauer, et al (eds). Inside
City Schools:Investigating Literacy in Multicultural Classrooms. New
York : Teachers College Press, 1999.
This report from a team of teacher-researchers in Boston, Chicago,
San Francisco, and New Orleans focuses on issues of literacy in ethnically
Mueller, Marnie. The Climate of the Country,
1999, Williamantic, CT; Curbstone Press.
A semiautobiographical novel set in the Tule Lake Internment Camp
during W.W. II, it tells the story of the author’s fictionalized
parents living and working in the camp; under conditions of wartime duress,
they are forced to act against their beliefs. Ms. Mueller was the first
Caucasian child born at the camp.
National Writing Project (NWP)
This Web site page for educators includes resource information about Japanese
Perry, Theresa (ed). Teaching Malcolm X.
New York: Routledge, 1996.
This anthology of writings discusses the teaching of Malcolm X's
work to students of all levels.
Public Enemy. Fear of a Black Planet.
Def Jam, 1990.
On this seminal album, the New York-based rappers combine music
and poetry with a revolutionary edge.
Reed, Ishmael (ed). Multi-America:Essays
on Cultural Wars & Cultural Peace. New York: Viking, 1997.
This collection of essays introduces readers to the many voices
of multi-ethnic America and includes selections on assimilation, racial
conflict, the gay rights movement, and stereotyping.
Scott-Heron, Gil. The Revolution Will Not
Be Televised. Flying Dutchman Records, 1974.
This title track of this album is perhaps the most famous political
spoken-word/music performance ever recorded.
Sundiata, Sekou. The Blue Oneness of Dreams.
Mercury Records, 1997.
New York poet/performer Sundiata's spoken-word album includes
elements of blues, jazz, funk, and African and Afro-Caribbean music, blues,
Video and Films
Children of the Camps
This is a PBS documentary chronicling the experiences of six Japanese
Americans whom, as children, were confined to internment camps with their
families during World War II.
Freedom: A History of US
A co-production of Thirteen/WNET and Kunhardt Productions, the series
tells the history of America through the perspective of freedom. Episode
12, Segment 6 addresses the Japanese American internment from the viewpoint
of the Fourth Amendment – unreasonable searches and seizures.
Rabbit in the Moon
Through archival and recently discovered home movies, Japanese American
filmmaker, Emiko Omori, delves into the personal stories of a few of those
interned to uncover the political intrigues, social antagonisms and insecurities
that developed in the camps that still affect community life today.