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Teaching Multicultural Literature : A Workshop for the Middle Grades
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Workshop 1: Engagement and Dialogue
Overview
Authors and Literary Works
Julia Alverez
Biography
Work
Gish Jen
Biography
Work
Tina Lee
Biography
Work
Khot T. Luu
Biography
Work
James McBride
Biography
Work
Lensey Namioka
Biography
Work
Lensey Namioka
Biography
Work
Key References
Video Summary
Teaching Strategies
Commentary
Student Work
Resources
Interactive Workbook -- Explore two poems using strategies from these workshops. Go.
Channel-Talk -- Share your views on the discussion board. Go.


Authors and Literary Works
Biography

Khoi Truong Luu was born in Sai Gon, Vietnam in 1972, and came to America when he was seven years old. He has said that because of the Vietnam War, he lost "my father, my homeland, my roots, my childhood innocence, and parts of my sanity."

Luu's stories and essays have appeared in Not a War: American Vietnamese Fiction, Poetry, and Essays; Once Upon a Dream: The Vietnamese-American Experience; and Best New American Voices: Fiction by Today's Most Innovative and Original New Writers.

He was coeditor of Watermark: Vietnamese American Poetry and Prose. "Watermark is simply some of the best writing from a new generation of writers in America," says Russell Leong, editor of the UCLA Amerasia Journal. "Eloquent, funny, poignant -- the writing goes beyond war -- taking us into the towns and fields of America."

Luu's personal essays have been taught in courses on American studies, Asian American literature, and Vietnamese literature at a dozen universities, including Yale University and the University of Pennsylvania.

Khoi Truong Luu received his A.B. from Harvard and his M.A. in creative writing from Boston University.

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