Chinese Cinderella, an autobiography of Adeline Yen Mah, is very literally the story of a Chinese Cinderella.
In her memoir The Distance Between Us, Reyna Grande reflects on her rough childhood and teenage years. Her story recounts those heart-breaking moments and her growth through the dark time in her life.
Learning doesn’t need to be limited to the classroom. Make good use of the free online resources for reading and writing and study at your own pace.
The book I Will Always Write Back: How One Letter Changed Two Lives is based on the true story of the friendship between Caitlin and Martin. This inspiring story explains that people with different background can connect when they are willing to communicate for understanding and support.
Told by four Chinese mothers and each of their American-born daughters, Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan is an intriguing novel unlike any book you’ve read before.
Monaka is a traditional Japanese dessert consisting of a sweet jam wrapped in two wafers. The jam is usually made of adzuki beans (also known as red beans), but can also be made of mochi, ice cream, chestnut paste, or sesame seed.
Banana flowers, a purplish or maroon raindrop-shaped blossoms, are used in the cuisine of Southeast Asia and Central America. They are blossoms from banana trees and can grow into bananas.
Yuca, also known as cassava, is a tube-shaped root vegetable common in Latin and Caribbean cooking. Yuca root is rich in ﬁber, vitamin C, manganese and potassium. Yuca fries are fried wedges with a light crunch, popular among Americans with Latin American heritage.
Animal Farm by George Orwell is a dystopian book presenting the events in the Stalinist era in the early 20th century Russia with animals symbolizing the historical characters.
The first time I heard about Yellow Mountain (“Huangshan”) was when my dad showed me an old black-and-white photo in which he, a then-7-year-old boy, stood in front of a gray mountain and grinned widely.