1. Who constitutes the audience for Phi and Bui's picturebook A Different Pond? To further break that question down into manageable parts:
o how does the entire book-1. the written text telling a story, 2. the images telling a story, and 3. the other matter (front and back)--indicate who the author and illustrator mean to reach?
• what is the author and illustrator's aim in reaching this audience? How does the entire book demonstrate that?
2. How might the author and illustrator be attempting to resist certain cultural stereotypes; what representations might still trouble readers who are "concerned about a history of ... stereotypes" (Hintz and Tribunella 408)? What examples from the book support your points?
Be specific, use textual evidence, when answering the prompt. Rich description, concrete examples, and quoting, when appropriate, are encouraged. Drawing on concepts from our textbook (chapters 5 &
10) will also be useful in framing your analysis of the text.