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Educator's Guide to This Is My Brain in Love by I.W. Gregorio

Updated: Jun 16, 2021

YURI compiled and edited an educator's guide for I.W. Gregorio's newest YA novel, This Is My Brain In Love (Little, Brown and Company Books for Young Readers). The book centers on the story of Jocelyn Wu, a junior in high school in Central New York. Her family's restaurant, A-Plus Chinese Garden, is at risk of shutting down. A new friendship (and romance!) with ambitious Will Domenici grows when he is hired at the restaurant. The book importantly addresses interracial relationships and mental health within the Asian American community.

The guide contains a series of teacher-authored activities and discussion questions, including historical perspectives on Chinese restaurants in the United States, creative writing exercises, and writing feature articles.

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