Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford is the book I read last weekend. I am not sure where I first heard about it...it looks like something you might see in the book section at Target. Young Henry Lee is a Chinese American boy living in Seattle during World War II. He becomes friends with a Japanese American girl, Keiko. It goes back and forth from the 1940's to the 1980's. It made me think a lot about how minorties have been treated in the past by others...and maybe are still are. If I taught high school English I would encourage my students to read it.