My high school is an urban school in South San Francisco, and most of my students will be the first in their families to go to college. In the last ten years, we have been able to meet the needs of students to be college bound global citizens. That said, my AP English Literature and Composition students will be studying a variety of authors and genres from different cultures and experiences.
By reading from authors such as Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, students will be able to understand the issues of political instability and difficulties which women of color experience.
We need a class set of Purple Hibiscus: A Novel. This book will help prepare students for the global world and will help them understand the importance of studying world cultures through literature.
Help Integrate Literature by Women of Color in AP Literature!
Our high school has been working to make more students college bound while also opening the doors to more students in AP classes.
Most of my students will be the first in the family to attend college, and they are eager to gain an understanding of high level literature and social justice.
Students need to read more books by women of color so that they can have a global understanding of the political and social problems which women are faced with today.
My students will be using this text to write multiple timed and take-home essays including style analyses, explications, and intertextual essays which integrate their knowledge of biblical, mythological, historical, and literary allusions. Furthermore, this will help to eliminate the belief that all English literature is written from the white male perspective.
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