English B1A - Expository Compostion
Our class topic for English 1a is “Racism in America During World War 2.” We will read one romantic, historical novel, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, by Jamie Ford. This story focuses on Japanese Americans at the beginning of World War 2 and those people’s struggles with white Americans, Chinese Americans, and black Americans. These complex relationships are an important part of our nation’s history and are similar to issues that continue in this country today. We will also read a number of essays that discuss similar topics in our modern time. Our variety of readings will show that both fiction and non-fiction can be very effective tools in understanding important social issues. Our research will investigate significant points that have arisen in our discussion of these readings and their reflection of life in our modern multicultural society.