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NEA Big Read 2023

NEA Big Read: Identity Politics and the Asian American Writer with Elizabeth Joseph

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Three Sessions Tuesdays, 6:30 pm EDT - 8:00 pm EDT March 21 to May 16, 2023

Online via Zoom

This reading group has reached its capacity. To join the waitlist, please email Sam Lim-Kimberg at [email protected].

Participants will have a complimentary copy of Interior Chinatown mailed to them. Please include your mailing address in the Notes field at checkout. The remaining titles are available for purchase from our Bookstore at the links below.

Meeting Details:
3/21, 4/25, 5/16
Online via Zoom

The dualities and intersectionalities of the Asian American identities derive from numerous inherited and inherent expectations. Moreover, the label of model minority in a racialized and hierarchical society further complicates things. What does it mean to be a hyphenated American? How does one become visible and not seen as other? Delve into the stories of selected Asian American writers as they explore and navigate the tumult in an effort to confront their past and present to forge their identity as Asian Americans.


Led by

  • Elizabeth Joseph

    Elizabeth Joseph

    Elizabeth Joseph

    Elizabeth Joseph is the Assistant Director of the New Rochelle Public Library. She has served on several book jury panels including Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction and Non Fiction as well as the Mark Twain American Voice in Literature Award. She is a proud member of the Asian Pacific American Librarians Association.