Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Author’s Visit Inspires Hoover High Students

On Feb. 3, Hoover High School hosted a visit and reading from celebrated writer, lê thi diem thúy, author of “The Gangster We Are All Looking For.” The true-life novel about a Vietnamese refugee family in San Diego is told from the perspective of the family’s young daughter.

More than 250 students, teachers, staff and other invited guests participated in a deeply meaningful, intellectual and personal experience. Students were attentive and engaged during both the readings, and the question and answer period.

Earlier in the year, Hoover’s teachers assigned the book to their students, guiding them to deeper levels of analysis. This course of study set the groundwork for many thoughtful questions for the author. Following the visit, students reported feeling “more alive, connected and inspired.” For more information, contact Principal Chuck Podhorsky at (619) 283-6281.

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