Bold New Voices: Diverse Asian American Literature Today

Boston-Area Educators Book Group

Book Groups


Thursday November 4, 2021 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Location: In-person

Thursday December 2, 2021 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Location: Virtual

Thursday January 20, 2022 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Location: Virtual

Thursday March 3, 2022 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Location: Virtual

Thursday April 7, 2022 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Location: In-person


Brighton Allston Congregational Church (404 Washington Street, Brighton, MA, 02135)

Focal Skills and Dispositions

Textual Analysis & Interpretation; Developing Cross-Cultural Sensitivity; Developing Empathy


15 PDPs


Partnership educators: no cost
Non-partnership educators: $150

For all educators of grades K-12

A new generation of daring voices has electrified Asian American literature in recent years. Carrying the weight of history, but not limited by the past, these writers are imagining new ways to tell their own stories and those of their communities. This year our educator book group will explore vibrant new work by Japanese-, Vietnamese-, Korean- and Chinese -American authors. Themes of invisibility and defiance, resilience and forgiveness, memory and mystery animate these works. As we read wonderful literature for young people and adults, we will also discuss the challenge of invisibility and marginalization experienced by many young people of AAPI heritage in school and beyond, and deepen our competence to help confront it.

Projected book list: They Called Us Enemy by George Takei; The Fortunes by Peter Ho Davies; Prairie Lotus by Linda Sue Park; The Refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen; Your House Will Pay by Steph Cha.

Registration Information

Partnership Educators:

Registration must be approved through your school district. Contact your school district’s Primary Source representative with your request.

Non-partnership Educators:

Register using the form below.


Contact Sara Clamage at

Registration is ongoing until the course is filled.


Registration is closed