In 2018, American classrooms are more diverse than ever. This fact provides us with valuable opportunities to learn from and connect with each other. Twenty American high school students in a Japanese language class at North Salinas High School share their family immigration stories in their newly learned language, Japanese. (Yes, we are still learning, therefore, there are some language mistakes in the book!) The purpose of this book is to connect with Japanese speaking communities through common human struggles, resiliency, and optimism for the future. It is also our hope that this book will be a reminder as Japan is experiencing a recent wave of immigration. Instructors of Japanese language and culture might consider this book as a supplemental reading material or as a springboard for a similar project. We dedicate this book to the Japanese American communities as their stories inspired us and gave us the purpose to share our own immigration stories. Japanese Honor Society of North Salinas High School sincerely hopes that you will enjoy our stories. See it on Amazon
3/24/2021 11:26:52 am
Thank you so much for building up students and honoring their story. Your students are setting an example for all of us. My students are coming to see the value of their voices now too! We are looking forward to adding this to our Japanese curriculum from now on.
5/5/2022 10:50:40 am
Hello Urushidani sensei,
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