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This is a continuation from Fall semester and will cover new material. Please note that it is not necessary to have been in the class during Fall semester. 


One of the most meaningful and fun ways to explore other cultures, other ways of thinking and other ways of living is through literature. 


In this BOOK CLUB we will venture into a journey of very diverse books throughout the year.  My intention is to have the kids see beyond their own upbringing and walk in the shoes of other persons (fictional and real) within the borders of our own country. The United States is one of the most diverse countries in the world and also one of the most divided. In my experience as an immigrant, learning as much as I can about other cultures and the needs of other people, has helped me navigate the vast cultural differences and has helped me gain insight and respect. We will talk about cultural heritage, LGBTQ+ issues, marginalization, able bodies and neurodiversity. I will invite students to write stories based on the ones we are exploring. There will be a creative writing aspect during the class.


I recommend you get all the books at once, since the date to start a new one will vary depending on the speed they go as a group. I won't get links since some people support various bookstores.

Please note: Do not give the books to children. We will read them TOGETHER.


The following list is for the semester:


1. We Are Not From Here by Jenny Torres

2.Farewell to Manzanar by Jeanne Wakatsuki

3. Unbroken by Marieke Nijkamp

4. Same but Different by Holly Pete.

5. It's a wholes spiel by Katherine Locke

Multicultural Book and Writing Club

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