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Literarycanon

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    • 1. Literary Canon Ke!y - editor Joe - liason Piper - facilitator Dan - thinker
    • 2. MILTON, MA Demographics: MiltonWhite: 85.4% White Irish: 38% Hispanic/Latino Italian: 11.3% African American English: 8.6% Asian German: 4.7% Other 1 10 100Hispanic/Latino: 1.7%African American: 10.2% Irish ItalianAsian: 2% EnglishOther: .6% German 0 10 20 30 40
    • 3. MASSACHUSETTS Massaschusetts Demographics: White White: 84.5% Hispanic/Latino Irish, 23.8%African American Italian: 14.2% French: 12.9% Asian English: 11.8% Other German: 6.7% 1 10 100 Hispanic/Latino: 6.8% Irish African American: 5.4% Italian French Asian: 3.8% English German Other: 3.7% 1 10 100
    • 4. USA Demographics USA• White: 75.1% White• Hispanic/Latino: 12.5% Hispanic/Latino African American• African American: 12.3% Asian• Asian: 3.6% Other• Other: 5.5% 1 10 100
    • 5. COMPARISONS Milton Massachusetts USA90684523 0 White Hispanic/Latino African American Asian Other
    • 6. LITERATURE FOR MILTONWHITE: Dubliners by James Joyce, Collected Poems by William Yeats, The Divine Comedy by DanteAlighieri, The Ides of March by Valerio Massimo Manfredi, Great Expectations by Charles Dickens,Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare, Little Criminals byGene KerriganAFRICAN AMERICAN: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, by Maya Angelou, The Color Purpleby Alice Walker “"He was a stranger, and if he chose to leave us with a stranger, it was all of one piece." - Maya Angelou, I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    • 7. LITERATURE FOR MASSACHUSETTSWHITE: Dubliners by James Joyce, Collected Poems by William Yeats, The Divine Comedy by DanteAlighieri, The Ides of March by Valerio Massimo Manfredi, Great Expectations by Charles Dickens, JaneEyre by Charlotte Bronte, Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare “I had never spoken to her, except for a few casual words, and yet her name was like a summons to all my foolish blood.” James Joyce, DublinersHISPANIC/LATINO: “The Alchemist” by Paulo CoelhoAFRICAN AMERICAN: “Devil in a Blue Dress” by Walter MoselyASIAN: “The Art of War” by Sun Tzu
    • 8. LITERATURE FOR USAWHITE: Dubliners by James Joyce, Collected Poems by William Yeats, The Divine Comedy by DanteAlighieri, The Ides of March by Valerio Massimo Manfredi, Great Expectations by Charles Dickens, JaneEyre by Charlotte Bronte, Much Ado About Nothing by William ShakespeareHISPANIC/LATINO: “In the Time of the Butterflies” by Julia AlvarezAFRICAN AMERICAN: “The Price of a Child” by Lorene CaryASIAN: “The Joy Luck Club” by Amy Tan "I discovered that maybe it was fate all along, that faith was just an illusion that somehow youre in control." Amy Tan, The Joy Luck Club
    • 9. ANALYSISIn researching the demographics of Milton, Massachusetts and the United States, it became evident that the current body of American literature does not accurately reflect the diversity of the population.
    • 10. WORKS CITED"American FactFinder." Census Bureau Home Page. US Census Bureau. Web. 15 Feb. 2011. <http://www.census.gov/>.

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