What does it mean to be a stranger or an outsider? What does it feel like?

Title

Learning to Love America

Author

Lim, Shirley Geok-Lin

Type

Reading

Overview

Born in Malacca, Malaysia in 1944, Shirley Geok-Lin Lim was raised by her Chinese father and emigrated to the U.S. as a young woman. The author of several books of poetry, short stories and…

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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

An Unanswered Question

Author

Mueller, Lisel

Type

Reading

Overview

German-born poet and translator Lisel Mueller fled the Nazi regime with her family when she was 15.  Her family immigrated to the US and settled in Indiana, where Mueller attended the University…

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Title

Kalounna in Frogtown

Author

Wyeth, Jaime

Type

Image

Overview

Born in southeastern Pennsylvania in 1946, James (Jaime) Browning Wyeth joined a family of artists. His father was the famous painter Andrew Wyeth, and his paternal grandfather, N.C. Wyeth, was a well-known…

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Title

Nuit of the Living Dead

Author

Sedaris, David

Type

Reading

Overview

Award-winning humorist David Sedaris is a well-known author, playwright, and commentator for National Public Radio. This essay, from his popular book, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim,…

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