[Benay Blend <Blend@alpha.nsula.edu> writes:]
I am putting together an introductory ethnic studies course next year and would appreciate suggestions toward appropriate texts and other forms of course material. For my comparative lit. class that I am currently teaching I use the anthologies *American Mosaic* and *The Woman That I Am*, but would appreciate further input for the new class. Thanks, Benay Blend Blend@alpha.nsula.edu
[Michael Shirreffs <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:]
One great anthology of Asian American writers, Edited by Jessica Hagedorn, is *Charlie Chan is Dead.* Hagedorn's goal is to dispell the racialized images faced by Asian Americans today and in the past. Another, equally interesting anthology, is *Growing up Asian American," edited by Hong. As the title suggests, the book's focus is the youthful experience of being Asian in north America.
Michael Shirreffs, email@example.com
I recently used Crossing the Danger Water, an anthology of African-American writing from the last 300 years, edited by Deirdre Mullane, in an ethnic lit course. Several of my students commented that this was a book they would not sell back (maybe the ultimate compliment these days) and one wanted to by copies for her friends. I don't know that I thought the book was that outstanding (I did like it though, and will use it again), but clearly it provoked positive responses among some students.
University of Colorado-Boulder
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