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Charles Shields

Actress Ming-Na in the film adaptation of The Joy Luck Club (1993). Amy Tan was born in 1952 in Oakland, California, to Chinese parents who had recently immigrated to the United States. The daughter of a Baptist minister and a traditionally strict mother, Tan heard stories as a child that would...
Washington, DC "Read" by flickr user markhillary The 2011-2012 Big Read grantees were announced this morning , which means it's time to start gearing up for our sixth season of the program. As always, we look forward to seeing how our 76 grant recipients will use creative new ways to engage their...