How has my family or background shaped who I am?

Title

Andrew Moodie’s Story of Belonging - Otherness

Author

Moodie, Andrew

Type

Video

Overview

Canadian actor and playwright, Andrew Moodie discusses the complex feelings of belonging, difference, and otherness he experiences as a child of Jamaican immigrants in Canada. Moodie relates how he…

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Title

Recitatif

Author

Morrison, Toni

Type

Reading

Overview

Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison's powerful short story about the relationship between two girls over many years traces the subtle differences that both drive and separate us. Some of the social class…

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Title

Gate A-4

Author

Nye, Naomi Shihab

Type

Reading

Overview

Poet and novelist Naomi Shihab Nye was born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1952 to an American mother and a Palestinian father. She lived in Jordan and Jerusalem before settling in San Antonio, Texas. Nye…

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Title

Preconceptions

Author

Toure

Type

Reading

Overview

Toure's article, “Preconceptions,” published in The New York Times in 2011, opens with a discussion of whether spanking is an essential aspect of the black parent-child experience.…

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