New Books: Gold Boy, Emerald Girl and The Joy Luck Club

Post date: Apr 3, 2012 2:31:23 AM

This spring RAO students are looking forward to their continued exploration of issues of identity and destiny as they read a short story from the One Book, One Chicago selection Gold Boy, Emerald Girl by Yiyun Li and the novel The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan. After reading about and discussing issues connected to the Jewish (The Adventures of Augie March) and African American experience (Invisible Man), students will now reflect on concerns like globalization and immigration as it concerns Asians/Asian Americans and women of color.

The first class after spring break will be on Wednesday, April 11th. In conjunction with One Book, One Chicago Literacy Chicago will also be sponsoring a community discussion of Gold Boy, Emerald Girl on April 18th at 100pm.