For the initial proposal, your assignment is to write a 1-2 paragraphs explaining the following:
What will your paper focus on? What course material does this topic reflect? What might your thesis (claim/point) look like? What kind of research will you need to do?
For the updated proposal & annotated bibliography, your assignment is to show advancement on the original proposal and create a list (bibliography) of 1-2 sources to be used in the final paper.
To reiterate: an annotated bibliography is a list of sources – publication info included – that also contains a few sentences summarizing content and explaining how the source will be used in a paper.
Focus on novel called Famous All Over Town. It details the life of a young “Chicano” boy growing up in Los Angeles, CA during the mid-late 20th Century. It explores immigration, ethnic enclaves, racism, politics – both social/communal, and institutional – and in fact was one of the first novels to focus on Chicano people as main characters