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Perspective

“When you get to school, you the brother… and when you come home, you the white boy.” Hold a Conversation Can you imagine leading a conversation about this story? Where? With whom? What kinds of questions would you pose? (See How to use the questions for reflection for one approach.) Please email your questions to us or […]

The Village Raised Us

“As adults, we’ve forgotten what we came from or where we came from.” Hold a Conversation In addition to the questions below, please see How to use the questions for reflection. Clarifying Questions What does the storyteller value from his upbringing? How does he describe the discipline he experienced in the neighborhood? When the storyteller […]

BFFs: Best Foreign Friends

“I have met other international students from my roommate… They’re all pretty cool.” Hold a Conversation In addition to the questions below, please see How to use the questions for reflection. Clarifying Questions Why does the speaker have so many “foreign friends?” What does the speaker mean by “orphan Easter,” and why did he feel so […]

Recovery

Q: “So you didn’t want to eat, or you didn’t like yourself?” A: “No, it’s a different issue.” Hold a Conversation Can you imagine leading a conversation about this story? Where? With whom? What kinds of questions would you pose? (See How to use the questions for reflection for one approach.) Please email your questions to us […]

Nobody Talks to Me

“I was getting mad every single time.” Hold a Conversation In addition to the questions below, please see How to use the questions for reflection. Clarifying Questions What does the narrator experience in his first year? How does he respond? What emotions does he describe? What changes in his second year? How does he respond? What […]

It’s A Lot Like High School

“I feel like the Midwest is very–not old fashioned–but socially conservative; anything that is not normal is either wrong or judged most of the time.” Hold a Conversation Can you imagine leading a conversation about this story? Where? With whom? What kinds of questions would you pose? (See How to use the questions for reflection for […]

Almost Like a War Cry

“On one level, it was intimidating; on another, it was curious.” Hold a Conversation In addition to the questions below, please see How to use the questions for reflection. Clarifying Questions Why does the speaker talk so concretely about his hometown when telling this story? How challenging is it for the speaker to tell this story? […]

Basketball Has Been a Necessity

“This is where I belong; I should be out there now, helping my teammates.” Hold a Conversation Can you imagine leading a conversation about this story? Where? With whom? What kinds of questions would you pose? (See How to use the questions for reflection for one approach.) Please email your questions to us or post them in […]