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2021 COMMON READ SUPPORT

EHD 2021-2022 Common Read

Book cover, "Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning by Cathy Park Hong"You can access Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning as an eBook through the Library. We have 11 eBook copies available. Check availability here.

The Common Read is a signature, School of Education and Human Development-wide event that provides opportunities for school-wide discussion. The Office of DEI and EHD’s Diversity Action Committee are proud to announce the 2021-2022 Common Read: Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning by Cathy Park Hong (2020). Poet and essayist Cathy Park Hong blends memoir, cultural criticism, and history to expose the truth of racialized consciousness in America. Binding these essays together is Hong's theory of "minor feelings." Hong uses her own story as a portal into a deeper examination of racial consciousness in America today. Given the rising rates of Asian-American hates crimes, made worst as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s Common Read invites us into anti-racist reflections around the Asian and Asian American community on Grounds and beyond.

 

Seattle Public Library: Cathy Park Hong and Vince Schleitwiler discuss 'Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning'