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My America

"What does it mean to be an American?" It is a deep question, and one of many posed by My America. Launched in November of 2019, the virtual exhibition "explores the influence of modern immigrant and refugee writing in America on our culture, history, and daily lives." Under The Exhibit, readers will find various themed pages, such as Language and Community, explored through embedded video interviews. Creatives may particularly enjoy the Why Writing? page, which explores perspectives on what makes the work meaningful. Readers can preview contributors under the Our Writers tab, or add their own contribution under the Your Story tab. Looking to use these resources in a classroom setting? Educators can submit a request for materials on the Education page. My America is a project of the American Writers Museum (Chicago, IL) and was created by Marie Arana, Ilan Stavans, Vu Hoang Tran, Chris Abani, Laila Halaby, Dipika Mukherjee, and special advisor Viet Thanh Nguyen. It is supported by numerous donors, including the National Endowment for the Humanities.
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My America: Immigrant and Refugee Writers Today
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Date of Scout Publication
December 18th, 2020
Date Of Record Creation
December 4th, 2020 at 2:57pm
Date Of Record Release
December 7th, 2020 at 12:15pm
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