Online Class | Becoming American: Journeys to and in America [Annie Nguyen]
VIDEO: This class will take place via video-conferencing (Zoom).
All Levels | For centuries, the American promise of freedom, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness has fueled the imaginations of oppressed and hopeful populations worldwide. And while this experience can neither be easily attained nor defined, a steady stream of immigrants have worked and toiled under scrutiny and stereotypes to find the gold-paved roads promised by the American dream. In this reading series, we will closely follow four stories of coming to America and seeking to become American: Ocean Vuong’s On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous (April 9), Valeria Luisella’s Tell Me How It Ends (April 16), N.H. Senzai’s Escape from Aleppo (April 23), and Abdi Nor Iftin’s Call Me American (April 30). Students in this class will receive a book club discount on the instructor’s reading list at the Elliott Bay Book Co.