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One Campus, One Book
Upcoming discussion of Ha Jin's In the Pond, and Beverly Tatum's Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? 

Join Pam Lindell and your colleagues to talk about Ha Jin's In the Pond.
February 23, 12:00-1:00 in City Cafe 1 

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From Publishers Weekly
Prize-winning short-story writer Ha Jin offers a wise and funny first novel that gathers meticulously observed images into a seething yet restrained tale of social injustice in modern China. Talented artist Shao Bin has an unsatisfying job at a large fertilizer plant. After being denied a decent housing assignment, he begins a series of retaliatory satirical cartoons, which illustrate his employers' flaws and in turn earn their wrath, which in turn inspires more cartoons... Through Ha Jin's gently ironic treatment, Bin's struggle both to achieve power in his community and retain his own dignity transcends its Communist Chinese setting, engagingly illustrating a universal conundrum.
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc.
 

Find copies of In the Pond in LOIS, the Library Catalog (1 copy), in the Sacramento Public Library catalog (3 copies), and in the SCC College Store.

 

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In April, join a discussion of Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? by Beverly Tatum.   April 12, 2:30-3:30 in City Cafe 1.
From Kirkus Reviews
Tatum, a developmental psychologist with a special interest in the emerging field of racial-identity development, is a consultant to school systems and community groups on teaching and learning in a multicultural context...She is also a black woman and a concerned mother of two, and she draws on all these experiences and bases of knowledge to write a remarkably jargon-free book that is as rigorously analytical as it is refreshingly practical and drives its points home with a range of telling anecdotes. Tatum illuminates "why talking about racism is so hard'' and what we can do to make it easier, leaving her readers more confident about facing the difficult terrain on the road to a genuinely color-blind society.
Copyright 1997, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

Find copies of Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in LOIS, the Library Catalog (6 copies), in the Sacramento Public Library catalog (3 copies), and in the SCC College Store.

Presented by Learning Resources, the International Studies Program, and the Staff Resource Center.
Earn flex credit for these events.  Just sign in at the door.  Contact the Staff Resource Center for more information 558-2165 or 558-2176, or Lorilie Roundtree at 558-2678

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