This is a story of an American-born Chinese daughter, her immigrant mother and their very different beliefs and hopes. The daughter struggles to conform to, and then break free of the “American Dream” expectations of her demanding mother by clinging to her right to be herself, even in the face of failing and disappointing, shaming and hurting her parents. (Prentice Hall Timeless Voices, Timeless Themes, 2002)
This lesson was created as part of the Anthology Alignment Project
, during which teachers created CCSS-aligned lessons for existing literary and information texts in anthologies. All page numbers and unit/week designations found in this lesson relate to the edition of the anthology named above. If you are using a trade book or different edition of this title, the page/unit/week references in this lesson will not match. Consult the content referenced in the body of the lesson to determine appropriate page numbers for your text.