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Native American:


The Song of a Friend translated from the Pauite by Mary Austin
Male Rain, Female Rain, & Awakening by Agnes Tso
A Warrior's Daughter from American Indian Stories by Zitkala-Sa (aka Gertrude Bonnin)
I Hated Tonto (Still Do) by Sherman Alexie


African American:


An interview with Alice Walker about The Color Purple.
After watching The Color Purple respond to these short answer essay questions.

On the Pulse of the Morning by Maya Angelou
The Weary Blues by Langston Hughes
Lift Every Voice and Sing by James Weldon Johnson

Read an essay on themes in the African American poetry and prose of Paul Lawrence Dunbar, James Weldon Johnson, Langston Hughes and Maya Angelou. With links and questions:
Article on Zora Neale Hurston by John McWhorter

Read "i live in music"
by ntazake shange and write your own poem:



Asian American:


Excerpts of work by Amy Tan: Mother Tongue, Two Kinds, The Bone Setter's Daughter.

Excerpt from The Fifth Book of Peace by Maxine Hong Kingston.
Excerpt from No-No Boy by John Okada

Poems:
How I Got That Name by Marilyn Chin
Muse by Meena Alexander
Secret Asian Man by Nick Carbo

Complete the poetry analysis for one of the Asian American poems:


Latino American:


What is a traditional Mexican corrido?
"El Corrido de Gregorio Cortez"
Who is Gregorio Cortez?
"El Moro de Cumpas"
Write your own corrido.

Who is Julia Alvarez? Excerpt from Alvarez' Before We Were Free.



Jewish American:

Emma Lazarus and The New Colossus