updated: October 1, 2007
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The links below all relate to our curriculum, and are clearly grouped
around the novels we'll study. I hope you find this page interesting and useful. Please email me to give me
feedback, or to let me know that you were here.
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Here's a link to the Yahoo!
directory of Maya Angelou related web sites.
- this interview covers some of his other books as well, but discusses
the blend of fiction and autobiography in China Boy.
Model Minority - Research
articles, literature, pictures, other information about Asian-American
culture and experiences.
in the West
Angel Island - Oral
histories of detainees and their families.
Angel Island Poetry - For many years, Chinese immigrants to the U.S. were held in quarrantine at Angel Island, (in the San Francisco Bay, north of the city). Detainees in prison-like barracks carved poems into the walls. Learn more about Angel Island and read some of the moving poems at this web site.
Yung Wing - biographical information about one of the earliest and most interesting of Chinese immigrants. Featured in Becoming American, he immigrated as a child, graduated from Yale, and became an educator himself.
To Kill a Mockingbird
I'm sure there are more good Mockingbird links. These will get you started - please let me know if they lead to any sites you particularly like. Here are the few I have so far.
June of 2005, the United States Senate issued an apology for its
failure to address the injustice of lynching when such action was
desparately needed. Read
about the Senate's resolution.
Additional information and history of
lynching at http://afroamhistory.about.com/od/lynching/
View an historical
photographs of signs
used to maintain segregation.
the Beloved Country
"To give up the task of reforming society is to give up one's responsibility as a free man."
- Alan Paton
Paton - click here for more quotations from the author.
- Mandela's Address on His Release From Prison (1990)
- URL http://www.anc.org.za/ancdocs/history/mandela/1990/release.html
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