Why should you read “The Joy Luck Club” by Amy Tan?

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Amy Tan was surprised by the reception of her story of four Chinese families that immigrated to the San Francisco Bay area. The vignettes about the mothers who make up the Joy Luck Club, and their daughters, models the experiences of many immigrants that try to maintain connections to their culture as their children try to adapt to a new world. A short video examines some of the challenges these families face.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Invite a representative from a local Majong Club, or a pupil who is familiar with the game, to speak with the class about the symbols on the tiles and the rudiments of the game
  • Host a game day during a Lunar New Year celebration and serve dim sum
Classroom Considerations
  • The video can be used to stimulate interest in the novel or to launch a unit study of the novel
  • The resource includes the video, a comprehension check, links to related materials, and a discussion question
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