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Imagining America: Stories from the Promised Land

Imagining America: Stories from the Promised Land Wesley Brown and Amy Ling (Editors)

Thirty-seven short stories from 1900 to the present, written by some of our best authors—African, Asian, European, Jewish, Middle Eastern, and Native American—follow the waves of immigration into and migration within the United States. These stories are unique in time and circumstance, yet they address a common dilemma: how to reconcile America's mythologized "promise" with its more complex reality. New to the collection are Sherman Alexie, Michelle Cliff, Edwidge Danticat, Junot Diaz, Chitra Divakaruni, Jewelle Gomez, Thomas King, Bruce Morrow, Agnes Rossi, and David Wong Louie. They join Toni Cade Bambara, Richard Bausch, Marita Bonner, Nash Candelaria, Sandra Cisneros, Louise Erdrich, Mei Mei Evans, Oscar Hijuelos, Gish Jen, LeRoi Jones/Amiri Baraka, Kim Yong Ik, Monfoon Leong, Bernard Malamud, Paule Marshall, Nicholasa Mohr, Toshio Mori, Bharati Mukherjee, Mikhail Naimy, Tahira Naqvi, Gregory Orfalea, Grace Paley, Jeanne Schinto, Leslie Marmon Silko, Michael Stephens, Sui Sin Far, Alice Walker, and Hisaye Yamamoto—making this, once again, the most authoritative and useful multicultural collection available.

Praise for the Book:
"An excellent tool for exposing YAs to the multicultural experience."—School Library Journal

About the Editors:
Wesley Brown, novelist and playwright, is also the editor of Imagining America. He is on the faculty of Rutgers University. Amy Ling (d. 1999) was the founding director of the Asian American Studies Program at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Paperback / $20.00 / ISBN 978-089255-277-1 / 384 pages / Multicultural Anthology

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