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TCK Cultural Identity – Jacqueline Woodson’s Brown Girl Dreaming

Written in a vivid, yet simple and accessible verse, Jacqueline Woodson writes about her journey as a black girl growing up at her grandparents’ home in South Carolina and in her mother’s apartment in Brooklyn in the 1960s and 1970s. 171 more words


TCK World View – Neal Shusterman’s Challenger Deep

Gifted and artistic, Caden Bosch is not your average high school student. Caden has always been plagued by the inner workings of his mind but lately his thoughts have consumed him and caused him to behave in an odd and troublesome manner. 197 more words

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Intercultural awareness - China

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What I learned from the Chinese

Politics aside, I want to share some of the concepts and views taken directly from the Chinese culture that could give us an additional perspective on things and life. 1,197 more words


The Haitian deportation

The bus arrived at a certain stop and a dark skinned person wanted to enter. The bus driver stopped him and yelled that native persons had precedence. 698 more words


TCK Change – Cece Bell’s El Deafo

Cece Bell both writes and illustrates a humorous and honest memoir/graphic novel about her childhood growing up with a hearing impairment. Cece takes readers from the event of her illness and subsequent deafness at age four, all the way through her fifth grade year. 121 more words


Cultural Identity - Thanhha Lai's Inside Out and Back Again

In the midst of the Vietnam-American War, 10 year-old Hà and her family are forced to flee Saigon. They board a refugee boat to America, and Hà, her mother, and her two older brothers end up in Alabama, where they attempt to heal and start a new life.   100 more words

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World View - Pam Muñoz Ryan's Esperanza Rising

Esperanza Ortega is a wealthy Mexican girl living with her mother and father during the time of the Great Depression.  When Esperanza’s father is mysteriously murdered and her uncle seems suspiciously involved, Esperanza and her mother flee over the border to California and live in a migrant labor camp where they find work in order to get by.   81 more words

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