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UCSB Reads 2022

"Exhalation: Stories" by Ted Chiang

Additional Discussion Prompts:

Quote: “Four things do not come back: the spoken word, the sped arrow, the past life, and the neglected opportunity.”


"The Undocumented Americans" by Karla Cornejo Villavicencio


Quote: “The twisted inversion that many children of immigrants know is that, at some point, your parents become your children, and your own personal American dream becomes making sure they age and die with dignity in a country that has never wanted them.” 


Quote: “I think every immigrant in this country knows that you can eat English and digest it so well that you shit it out, and to some people, you will still not speak English.”