Readings & Questions

Part I, Readings & Questions

  1. “Active Reading” Brogan Sullivan
  2. “Mother Tongue” Amy Tan
  3. “Superman and Me” Sherman Alexie
  4. “Learning to Read” Malcolm X
  5. “My Nigerian Culture” Abimbola Ogundipe  
  6. “The Way We Live Now: 11-11-01; Lost and Found” Colson Whitehead
  7. “Campus Racism 101” Nikki Giovanni
  8. “Five Stories” Lydia Davis

Part II, Readings & Questions

  1. “I Have a Dream…” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  2. “Letter From a Birmingham Jail” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  3. “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” Nicholas Carr
  4. “The Death of the Book” Ursula LeGuin
  5. “Black Men and Public Space” Brent Staples
  6. “Williamsburg Renaissance” Jessica Guerra
  7. “Silent Dancing” Judith Ortiz Cofer