Stories from the Promised Land
Wesley Brown and Amy Ling (Editors)
Thirty-seven short stories from 1900 to the present, written by some of our best authors—African, Asian, European, Jewish, Middle Eastern, and Native American—follow the waves of immigration into and migration within the United States. These stories are unique in time and circumstance, yet they address a common dilemma: how to reconcile America's mythologized “promise” with its more complex reality.
Contributors include Sui Sin Far, Toshio Mori, Bernard Malamud, Amiri Baraka, Junot Díaz, Chiyra Divakaruni, Jessica Hagedorn, Edwidge Danticat, Sherman Alexie, Oscar Hijuelos, Monfoon Leong, Sandra Cisneros, Grace Paley, Alice Walker, Hisaye Yamamoto, among others
“An excellent tool for exposing YAs to the multicultural experience.”
—School Library Journal
Wesley Brown and Amy Ling also edited the anthology Visions of America.
Paperback / $18.95 (Can $24.00) / ISBN 978-0-89255-277-1 / 404 pages / Anthology