Asian American Literature

One Term           Grades 10, 11, 12           Elective

 Offered every other year, next offered 2024-2025

This course explores Asian and Asian American culture and heritage through literature written by and about people of Asian ancestry. Writing and discussion topics include the Asian-American experience, immigration to America, mythology, folklore, and cross-cultural relations. Students will read the novels The Joy Luck Club and Farewell to Manzanar, in addition to reading short stories, watching films, and studying biographies of significant people of Asian ancestry.