Laughing Without an Accent Common Reading Reflection 2017
Entering first-year students will use this form to turn in their 400-500 word personal reflection on Laughing Without an Accent: Adventures of a Global Citizen. Please write your reflection in Word, and then copy/paste the text into the box below.
After completing the book, please write on one of the prompts listed below. There is no specific formula or structure. Yet your reflection should be candid and thoughtful, and it should demonstrate your reading experience.
Think of a moment in your life when you felt like a cultural outsider. How was it similar to any of the multicultural experiences Dumas mentions? How was it different?
Dumas identifies herself in the book’s subtitle as a “global citizen.” What does that description mean to you, and do you feel it accurately describes Dumas? Would you describe yourself the same way? Why or why not?
One recurring theme in the book is how complicated and stressful (and occasionally funny!) it can sometimes be to communicate even with the people closest to us. Was there a particular moment in Laughing Without an Accent that reminded you of relationships in your own life? How so?