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WALK IN MY SHOES: EXPLORING CULTURES IN AMERICA: Asian-American Literature

This website contains resources to support the study of multicultural literature for teens. It is a companion to a new Unified Arts course taught by Madge Klais at Akira Toki Middle School.

GROWING UP EAST INDIAN IN AMERICA

  

Welcome to the World of Mitali Perkins

WHO IS THE MONKEY KING?

COMING TO AMERICA

FEATURED ASIAN-AMERICAN AUTHORS

Grace Lin

Laurence Yep

Cynthia Kadohata

After reading American Born Chinese, students choose one book by another Asian-American author to read independently or with a partner.  Each of the authors pictured here has won a Newbery Medal or a Newbery Honor for the literary quality of their work.

OUR ALL-READ GRAPHIC NOVEL

            

KOREAN CULTURE IN AMERICA

Linda Sue Park

Linda Sue Park has written many novels, including A Single Shard.  This novel about an orphan teen in medieval Korea won the Newbery Medal for the best book for children in 2002.  She grew up in Urbana, Illinois, the daughter of Korean immigrants to the United States.  She used this experience growing up as a Korean American to create Project Mulberry, the story of Julia Song, whose parents are also Korean.