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*Almost* American: A Book Chat and Zine-Making Workshop

Program date: Tuesday, May 17th

This online workshop opened with conversation about teachable moments in Robin Ha’s Almost American Girl: An Illustrated Memoir— e.g. isolation immigrants experience when overcoming culture shock and adjusting to a new language, school, employment, and social life.  After the discussion, the group created a personal identity zine page together while discussing ways to adapt this project for students.

Participants received a copy of Almost American Girl: An Illustrated Memoir by Robin Ha in advance to read and discuss during the workshop and free WA OSPI clock hours.

Workshop leader 

Kathy Whitham is a tenured English instructor at South Seattle College where she teaches Literature (Asian American Lit, YA Lit, and Graphic Novels), Humanities, Film Studies, Creative Writing, and Composition.

This program was sponsored by the East Asia Resource Center at the University of Washington, and funded by a Freeman Foundation grant in support of the National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA).