Everything you need to understand or teach Tropic of Orange by Karen Tei Yamashita.
The novel Tropic of Orange tells the story of a magical event that begins in Mexico on the Tropic of Cancer and spreads north to Los Angeles. The story is told from the perspectives of seven principal characters. The story begins on the longest day of the year near Mazatlan, Mexico.
Rafaela Cortez tends the house of a journalist named Gabriel Balboa. Gabriel works for a major Los Angeles daily newspaper and he has purchased a property on the Tropic of Cancer. Over the years, he has built a house and made improvements to the property, but it always seems to be an unfinished work. Rafaela needs a break from her marriage so she goes from Los Angeles to Gabriel's home to act as a sort of supervisor to the work being done on the property. Of the many trees Gabriel has planted, one is an orange tree...
Tropic of Orange: A Novel Lesson Plans contain 136 pages of teaching material, including: