Heker’s “The Stolen Party” and Diaz’s “How to Date a Browngirl, Blackgirl, Whitegirl, or Halfie”

Carefully consider the two short stories on which the question is based, and be sure to use evidence from both texts to support your point of view. Your response should be a dense paragraphs in length.

Prompt: In what ways do the two short stories (Heker’s “The Stolen Party” and Diaz’s “How to Date a Browngirl, Blackgirl, Whitegirl, or Halfie”) speak to each other (either through conflict, agreement, or a bit of both) in relation to ONE of the topics (choose one) below?

*gender roles for boys and girls

*Latine identity in a U.S. context

*another issue of your choice that connects the two stories

Think of this as asking what messages the stories convey about the topic you chose and discuss the ways these messages might agree/conflict with one another. Notice, that I did not ask you to state your own agreement or disagreement with those messages; instead, talk about your view of whether the stories agree.

For this discussion board, you will need to write and submit your own post before you can see what other students have written, which also means you won’t be able to edit or delete your own entries. I suggest you type your response first in a Word document and save/copy/paste into the Discussion Board when you’ve finished.

Carefully consider the two short stories on which the question is based, and be sure to use evidence from both texts to support your point of view. Your response should be a dense paragraphs in length. Once you have posted your own response, respond to at least 2 other student posts. Your comment should say what you found most: interesting, revealing, or strange in the post you’re commenting upon