In the early 1960s Ms. Kingston earned her teaching credentials from University of California, Berkeley, then went on to work at Oakland Technical High School as a student teacher. She then taught at Sunset High School in Hayward from 1965 to 1967. 1
Kingston lost her home in the 1991 Oakland hills fire. 2
In 2014, Kingston was awarded the National Medal of Arts from President Obama.
Links and References
- Maxine Hong Kingston on Wikipedia
Maxine Hong Kingston embarks on new life chapter SFGate January 23, 2011