Posted on April 27, 2020
Re-imagining Migration and Words Without Borders invite you to our third #LunchGlobally session, where educators meet and talk about literature, migration, and what's it's like to teach today. On Monday May 4th, at 1 pm Eastern, we will focus on the personal essay "Hunger," by Persian-American author Salar Abdoh (pictured here at age 15 and today.)
In the essay, Abdoh describes what it's like to immigrate to the U.S. as a teenager, to be young and hungry -- and sometimes lonely -- as he travels through Los Angeles and New York City. This immediate, emotional essay is easy to connect with, and was translated by Habibe Jafarian, herself an exciting young author.
So that we can really get into the essay, we ask that people attending read "Hunger" -- or at least the first first paragraphs -- before we meet. The tabs next to the story include author videos (like the one below), teaching ideas, and other resources that can help in your teaching. Salar Abdoh will be visiting our session, so bring your questions!
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We look forward to chatting with you soon.
(Watch on YouTube.)