In the two years of IB English I learned lots through reading non-literary and literary works. Gene Luen Yang’s American Born Chinese guides its readers to find their place in the society with multiple cultural identities; Carol Ann Duffy’s poems empowers women and gives them voices; Hari Kondabolu’s Problems with Apu challenges normalized racial prejudice.
I will miss the classroom dynamic and the ISB community, and I will remember the lessons that I learned through the works that we read. Works that stood out to me were the articles written by The Onion. They managed to show their audience social problems and raise awareness for certain issues with the humorous and ironic tone in their articles.