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Teaching Multicultural Literature : A Workshop for the Middle Grades
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Workshop 1: Engagement and Dialogue
Overview
Authors and Literary Works
Video Summary
Teaching Strategies
Commentary
Student Work
Resources
General Resources
Authors and Literary Works
Teaching Strategies
Additional Resources
Interactive Workbook -- Explore two poems using strategies from these workshops. Go.
Channel-Talk -- Share your views on the discussion board. Go.

Additional Resources

Books

Adler, Bill, and Stephen Sumida. Growing up Asian American. New York: HarperCollins, 1995.
Stories for and about adolescents from the 1800s and 1900s are presented in this collection.

Anzaldúa, Gloria. Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza. San Francisco: Aunt Lute Books, 1987.
Anzaldúa explores the uncertainty of living between two worlds in terms of sexuality, nationality, culture, and language.

Boosahda, Elizabeth. Arab-American Faces and Voices: The Origins of an Immigrant Community. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2003.
Boosahda uses interviews, photographs, and historical documents to explore the experiences of Palestinian, Syrian, and Lebanese immigrants in the United States from 1880 to 1915, and the lives of their descendents in Arab American communities.

Funderburg, Lise. Black, White, Other: Biracial Americans Talk About Race and Identity. New York: Quill, 1995.
Funderburg presents more than 40 biracial individuals who share their experiences from childhood to adulthood, and their views on race and identity.

Haizlip, Shirlee Taylor. The Sweeter the Juice: A Family Memoir in Black and White. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1995.
In this memoir, Haizlip tells the story and history of her family, and identifies the issues of race and identity her family members have dealt with.

Hurh, Won Moo. The Korean Americans (The New Americans). Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1998.
This book gives information about the immigration of Koreans to the United States, how Korean communities have adapted to their new surroundings, and how they contribute to and are received by American society.

Lim, Shirley Geok-Lin. Among the White Moon Faces: An Asian American Memoir of Homelands. New York: The Feminist Press, 1996.
Lim recounts her experiences in war-torn Malaysia and the struggles she faced as she moved to a new country and developed her identity as an Asian American.

Root, Maria P. P., ed. Racially Mixed People in America. Newbury Park, CA: Sage, 1992.
This book offers ethnographical, sociological, and psychological analyses of mixed-race people in the United States, and discusses issues of racial identity, race relations, and the deconstruction of race.

Root, Maria P. P., ed. The Multicultural Experience: Racial Borders as the New Frontier. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 1996.
Root presents essays that discuss the experiences of mixed-race individuals in the institutions and structures that race relations have created in the United States.

Tran, De, Andrew Lam, and Hai Dai Nguyen, eds. Once Upon a Dream: The Vietnamese American Experience. Kansas City, MO: Andrews and McMeel, 1995.
This series, for both adults and young adults, features short stories and poems by and about Vietnamese Americans and their experiences in history and in the United States.

Web Sites

The Asian American Writers' Workshop
http://www.aaww.org
This organization aids in the creation, development, and publication of writings by Asian American authors. It publishes a journal, a literary magazine, and many anthologies, and sponsors workshops and discussions.

Asian Educational Media Service
http://www.aems.uiuc.edu
This site helps educators find multimedia materials (including films, CD-ROMs, and slide units) for teaching about the people and cultures of Asia and Asian America.

Ask Asia Web Site
http://www.askasia.org
This site compiles numerous resources -- historical, literary, and cultural -- on Asian American culture in general, along with resource guides about specific Asian cultures. It includes sections for teachers, students, school leaders, and international educators.

National Asian American Telecommunications Association
http://www.naatanet.org/
This organization funds, distributes, and produces films, educational videos, and other media that reflect the diversity of the Asian Pacific American experience.

Film/Video

Becoming American: The Chinese Experience. PBS and WNET, 2003.
http://www.pbs.org/becomingamerican/
This site provides a wealth of information, accessible to students, about Chinese immigration to the United States and Chinese American life.

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