Assignment-   answer the information below then upload. For all quotes or paraphrases, you m

 
answer the information below then upload. For all quotes or paraphrases, you must give the author credit by including a page number(s).
THE BOOK NAME
Yong Chen. 2014. Chop Suey, USA : The Story of Chinese Food in America. Arts and Traditions of the Table: Perspectives on Culinary History. New York: Columbia University Press. 
Summary. Summarize the book very briefly.  What is the book about?  What time period, event, controversy, person, etc. does it cover?  This can be done with a statement of “what and how” about the book. (For example: In his allegorical novel, Lord of the Flies, William Golding writes about [what?] the evil side of man [how?] by describing what happens to a group of young boys who are marooned on a desert island.)
Author Info. You can present information about the author and their background, qualifications, or philosophy.Theme/Thesis. Finally, state your specific theme.  (Example: Nancy Shoemaker argues that Native American women adapted their cultural tradition and gender roles to seek power in Euro-American society.) What do you think is the main thesis of the book?  What is the author’s main argument?  What main point do you think the author is trying to get across? (Hint: The author’s thesis is usually stated in the introduction or preface to the book.)
Choose three points to highlight about the book.

Point One

State.  Statean idea about your theme clearly (generalization).  (Example: “The Pima and Maricopa women of the Salt River Community were empowered through involvement.)
Support.  Supporteach of your generalizations with specific details from the story (evidence). (Example:  As Hoikkala states, “Pima-Maricopa women’s responses to their work… attested to a significant change in their attitudes about themselves and the community.” (225))  Include page numbers in parentheses after quoting the author or citing an example.  You do not need to include the author’s name since you will only be dealing with one source. 
Interpret.  Explainhow each of these specific details proves your point (interpretation). (Example: The positive reaction of the women of this tribe shows how involvement through work empowered the Salt River women.)

Point Two

State.  Statean idea about your theme clearly (generalization).  (Example: “The Pima and Maricopa women of the Salt River Community were empowered through involvement.)
Support.  Supporteach of your generalizations with specific details from the story (evidence). (Example:  As Hoikkala states, “Pima-Maricopa women’s responses to their work… attested to a significant change in their attitudes about themselves and the community.” (225))  Include page numbers in parentheses after quoting the author or citing an example.  You do not need to include the author’s name since you will only be dealing with one source. 
Interpret.  Explainhow each of these specific details proves your point (interpretation). (Example: The positive reaction of the women of this tribe shows how involvement through work empowered the Salt River women.)

Point Three

State.  Statean idea about your theme clearly (generalization).  (Example: “The Pima and Maricopa women of the Salt River Community were empowered through involvement.)
Support.  Supporteach of your generalizations with specific details from the story (evidence). (Example:  As Hoikkala states, “Pima-Maricopa women’s responses to their work… attested to a significant change in their attitudes about themselves and the community.” (225))  Include page numbers in parentheses after quoting the author or citing an example.  You do not need to include the author’s name since you will only be dealing with one source. 
Interpret.  Explainhow each of these specific details proves your point (interpretation). (Example: The positive reaction of the women of this tribe shows how involvement through work empowered the Salt River women.)

Success – Does the author succeed in proving the stated thesis/theme? Is this book convincing to you?  Did you enjoy it?  Was it helpful to understand the topic of the book?
Critique – What are the holes or problems in the author’s book?  What does the author overlook or not prove?  Support your answer with examples or quotes.