EG 5063 Building Classroom Communities: Refugees, Immigrants, and Guest Workers
This class includes discussion around ways students identify so that safer, more inclusive, equitable, and responsive classrooms can be built. Some resources for furthering that goal are contained here.
The author traces Chavez's remarkable career as he conceived strategies that empowered the poor and vanquished California's powerful agriculture industry, and his later shift from inspirational leadership to a cult of personality, with tragic consequences for the union he had built.
Explains to the American consumer how their food system works and more importantly how it doesn't work. It also dishes up course after course of friendly advice gleaned from the cutting-edge laboratories, kitchens and courtrooms where the national food system is taking new shape. Anyone interested in knowing more about how their food makes it from field and farm to store and table will want the inside scoop on just how safe or unsafe that food may be.
The Pope exhorts the world to combat environmental degradation and its impact on the poor. In a stirring, clarion call that is not merely aimed at Catholic readers but rather at a wide, lay audience, the Pope cites the overwhelming scientific evidence of climate change, and does not hesitate to detail how it is the result of a historic level of unequal distribution of wealth.
This volume reprints the nearly two hundred pieces from Berry's earlier Collected Poems, together with the poems from his most recent collections: Entries, Given, and Leavings, to create an expanded compilation.
Twenty Hispanic American artists, scientists, athletes, activists and political leaders are profiled in this stunning picture book, complete with inspirational quotes and distinctive expressionist portraits. Includes Cesar Chavez.
These essays include literary criticism and meditations on problematic “improvements” to nature, the decline of farming communities, the dangers of constant technological innovation, the shortcomings of organized religion, and religion’s centrality in a proper moral economy.
The Immigrant Experience Reading List
A selection of titles held at Beaman Library from Coming to America: 50 Greatest Works of Immigration Literature, compiled by staff writers at the Open Education DataBase.
Chabon earned a Pulitzer for his amazing tale of two cousins — one a Jewish-Czech refugee and the other nestled in his native Brooklyn — who play an integral role in establishing the Golden Age of comics.
The traditional Chinese tale of The Monkey King’s Journey to the West blends with a young man’s struggle to fit in at an American school — and things only get more embarrassing when his highly stereotyped cousin comes to visit.
Protagonist Sepha Stephanos escaped a crumbling Ethiopia, only to find himself floundering in Washington, D.C. almost two decades later. Along with other refugees from the African continent, he reminisces and wonders where life in America took a less-than-ideal turn — and whether or not he can restore any semblance of positivity.
This Pulitzer-winning masterpiece focuses on the children of a fiery, passionate woman who fled from Rafael Trujillo’s regime, though it frequently interweaves her story with their New Jersey lives. A family curse plays heavily into their collective experiences as well.
This earth-shattering work of photojournalism remains required reading for all Americans — immigrants or not. It brings readers to the squalid fringes of society and shows them the dire consequences of marginalizing peoples of different backgrounds and opinions.
Most readers, critics and politicians focus on this influential novel’s depictions of horrifying meat processing and packing facilities. Sinclair really meant for this work to be seen as a socialistic treatise on the marginalized state of immigrants.
Two interconnected stories recount the life of Holocaust victim Rosa as she experiences torture in a concentration camp and eventually retires to a Florida hotel room, where she passes the time writing letters.
Based on the true story of Valentino Achak Deng of the Lost Boys of Sudan program, the book chronicles the separation from his family during the Second Sudanese Civil War, the harrowing trek to Ethiopia’s refugee camps, the troubles once he makes it, the sudden run to Kenya and — eventually — his immigration to the United States.
This beautifully recounted memoir details the author’s burning desire to escape her native land in order to live with her grandmother in America — and all the expected challenges that unfold along the way.