America Street: A Multicultural Anthology of Stories

Welcome to America Street, where every story is as vital and unique asthe friends, neighbors, and relatives we encounter every day Here arefourteen stories about young people told by some of America s beststorytellers Duane Big Eagle, Toni Cade Bambara, Robert Cormier,Langston Hughes, Gish Jen, Francisco Jim nez, Mary K Mazotti, NicholasaMohr, Toshio Mori, Leslie NamiokWelcome to America Street, where every story is as vital and unique asthe friends, neighbors, and relatives we encounter every day Here arefourteen stories about young people told by some of America s beststorytellers Duane Big Eagle, Toni Cade Bambara, Robert Cormier,Langston Hughes, Gish Jen, Francisco Jim nez, Mary K Mazotti, NicholasaMohr, Toshio Mori, Leslie Namioka, Naomi Shihab Nye, Grace Paley, GarySoto, and Michele Wallace.
America Street A Multicultural Anthology of Stories Welcome to America Street where every story is as vital and unique asthe friends neighbors and relatives we encounter every day Here arefourteen stories about young people told by some of America s

  • Title: America Street: A Multicultural Anthology of Stories
  • Author: Anne Mazer Duane Big Eagle Robert Cormier Toshio Mori Mary K. Mazotti Gish Jen Naomi Shihab Nye Toni Cade Bambara
  • ISBN: 9780892551910
  • Page: 163
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “America Street: A Multicultural Anthology of Stories”

    1. Overall, this is a good collection of multicultural short stories that could be used in a middle school classroom. Some are stronger than others, but there are definitely a few gems in the mix. Ironically, many of these stories have appeared in textbooks that were previously used in our school district. "The No-Guitar Blues" by Gary Soto was in the 7th grade Holt series before we went to Prentice Hall. It will be helpful to go back to old textbooks to find questions, activities, and projects whi [...]

    2. This book is a book that has a lot of diversity and cultural fusion into it. For example, it has many stories such as The All American Slurp, Sixth Grade, The Wrong Lunch Line, etc This book talks a lot about the past and what happened in the mid 1900's. These stories were made up but they were influenced by the authors lives. The stories there are hilarious and entertaining. You would laugh your pants off reading it. Some stories aren't like the other stories. There are mini stories about raci [...]

    3. America Street: A Multicultural Anthology of Stories is a book comprised of 14 stories about young people. This book celebrates uniqueness, and opens readers’ eyes to different perspectives. I think this would be awesome to use with middle schoolers because sometimes they can be so concerned with themselves and the immediate world around them that they forget to try to see things from different perspectives.I would use this book to talk about Voice. Because there are so many perspectives repre [...]

    4. When one picks up anthology I believe one is in for a reading treat. This group of short stories about young people from different cultures is quite interesting. The Journey by Duane Big Eagle is the first and one of my favorites. Traveling from Mexico, a sick youngster comes to the U.S. to visit his aunt who he hopes will help cure him. It includes some of the myth and beliefs of Native American culture. The All-American Slurp features a Chinese family adapting to American ways. It's poignant a [...]

    5. I found this multicultural collection of stories to be mostly dated and uninteresting. Some of them became more interesting with discussion and seemed to hold more interest/have more meat to them than others. I also thought that the selection didn't seem broad or multicultural enough focusing on a few ethnic groups but not others. I also thought that the book would have held up more if it had focused on urban stories, but instead it includes urban and rural but neglects the suburban, where many [...]

    6. Cordell HenleyBook Review1/19/10Title:America StreetAuthor:Anne MazerThis book is a book about the old days such as the 1900sand it talks about how a Chinese American girl discoversthat the way to eat celery in china is as mysteriousto her friend Meg as the American way of drinking a milkshakeis to her and the author made this book to show how it was duringthe old days and the author of this book who is Anne Mazer was also raised in the American Streets and is 35 years old and she grew up learni [...]

    7. This book was required reading for my son at school. I decided to read it as well because I could immediately tell it was a book that could raise some interesting issues that we could discuss together. I was not disappointed! It is a really terrific book of short stories that depict different aspects of multicultural life in the city. The stories are generally bittersweet (although a few are funny) and definitely force the reader to think about some nuanced issues. Probably best for a 6th-8th gr [...]

    8. The larger works of most of these authors count as some of my favorites, so it was not hard to enjoy this collection of stories. Each tale gives a glimpse of another culture and another view of the term "American" aside from the most-commonly-held one: "White American." By the end, one realizes that Americans, as all humans, share the same emotions when confronted by adversity. In understanding each other, we understand ourselves. This anthology is intended for young adults, but only in its pres [...]

    9. If you like learning about the hardships of different races or religions this is the book definitely for you. I found it a little confusing at times, but it was fun to dig into the many layers of each story. Each story was different and special, but with differences comes likes and dislikes. You will find ones you like and don't like for sure. Over all this book was interesting but bland at the same time. This was a pretty good read.

    10. _America Street_'s stories depict adolescents from various American subcultures. This anthology is great if you are looking for short, accessible texts with which to frame a discussion of culture in your English class. There are a few stories, however, such as "Business at 11" where the culture represented is a little more ambiguous.

    11. what i read on this book was about a boy that he was about to stole a womens purse. but the women caught him he just wanted money so h was going to stole the womens purse i think he has no education but then the women took him home and gave him food. this a great book.

    12. I thought it could have been better, but it was a very ethnically strong book. To see my full review of it, visit:icysweetness.webs/apps/bloI review preteen, teen, young adult, and adult fiction. Looking forward to seeing you there!

    13. Anthology of YA short stories. This was assigned reading for a grad class, but I will keep it because there were a few short stories that I might use in teaching. Many of the stories seemed too young for my juniors; many also appear in other anthologies I have.

    14. i help to run a fourth grade book club at my kids school through learning leaders using this book. i think everytime i read it again and experience it through their disscussions i like it a little bit more.

    15. A collection of multicultural stores written by various authors. Great for starting discussion on tolerance and acceptance of others.

    16. I like how the different people tell about some of their life and the made up stories. it is a very good book to read.

    17. Poignant short stories by Toni Cade Bambara, Gary Soto, Langston Hughes, Duane Big Eagle, Naomi Shihab Nye, Gish Gen, and others. Great for a multicultural literature unit.

    18. Interesting collection of stories from a variety of authors about a variety of things that children deal with everyday. I didn't like all of the stories, but I did like most, and some were just gems.

    19. There are some gems in here, including two of my favorite short stories for children: "Yes, Ma'am" by Langston Hughes, and "The No Guitar Blues" by Gary Soto.

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