On Powerful Vignettes in Vignettes

Let’s tackle “big” narratives in small ways.

Work Cited

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Chen, Te-Ping. Land of Big Numbers. Mariner Books, 2021.

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“Manila Is Mad At Claire Danes.” CBS News, 1 Oct 1998. Accessed 15 Jun 2023. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/manila-is-mad-at-claire-danes/.

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