English Comp 1_8310
July 1, 2013
Annotated Bibliography Memoir
Barrientos, Tanya. “Se Habla Espanol.” The Norton Field Guide to Writing with Readings and Handbook 2nd ed. Ed. Richard Bullock, Maureen Daly Goggin and Francine Weinberg. New York: Norton, 2010. 560-563. Print.
Amy Barrientos writes a reflective essay on her struggles as a Non Spanish speaking Latin American woman. Barrientos goes on to explain the typical stereo types she had experienced though out her life including in her childhood and adult education and social acceptance with the Caucasian among many other races and Latin communities including the struggles she faced as a Latin American ...view middle of the document...
Tan goes on to explain the struggles she first handedly sees her mother take on in her own day to day life, such as obstacles in dealing specifically with her health and finances. Tan stated how she would often advocate for her mother on business phone calls to insure being taken seriously, Tan’s perception was that Others would take advantage assuming Tan’s mother was unclear of what the other party was communicating. Tan also goes into more detail on why many Asian Americans succeed in subjects such as Math and Sciences rather than literature, and the reason for this finding is that there is simply only one correct answer in Math and Science. Tan is against the odds as she has even written a fictional book. That her mother exclaimed was easy to read. I enjoyed reading this article and how it broadened my perspective of bilingual persons, as I do come from a colorful family, my fiancé speaks Spanish as a second language his mother speaks English as a second language, I’ve only hear of the struggles they both had understanding one another.
Nemant, Marina. “The Secondhand Bookseller.” The Norton Field Guide to Writing with Readings and Handbook 2nd ed. Ed. Richard Bullock, Maureen Daly Goggin and Francine Weinberg. New York: Norton, 2010. 571-575. Print.
Marina Nemant writes a reflective essay about her emotional attachment and experience with books. Nemant remembers a time when she was in the third grade and her family was that of a lower income and couldn’t afford much, during the days Nemant was in school she would borrow books from the school’s library and bring them home, the...