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Hands across borders : a multicultural reader for writers

Author: Elizabeth Rodriguez Kessler; Roberta Orona-Cordova; Stephanie Packer; Anne Perrin
Publisher: New York : Longman, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Hands Across Borders is a multicultural reader/rhetoric for developing writers.

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Genre/Form: Problems and exercises
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Rodriguez Kessler; Roberta Orona-Cordova; Stephanie Packer; Anne Perrin
ISBN: 0321095731 9780321095732 032109574X 9780321095749
OCLC Number: 48858264
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xxiv, 372 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: I. READING AND WRITING SKILLS. Introduction to the Student Reader. Improving Your Reading Skills. Vocabulary Building for Better Reading and Writing. The Reading Process. Improving Your Writing Skills. The Paragraph. Pre-Writing.The Descriptive Paragraph.The Personal Narrative.Comparison-Contrast.Cause and Effect.Exemplification.Definition.Division Classification.Process.Journals. Reader Response Journals. Correspondence. E-mail.Letters.Writing the Essay. The Informative Essay.Argumentative Essay.II. MULTICULTURAL READINGS. 1. Myths and Legends: Stories of Gods, Creation, Man, and Death. "The Athapascan Story.""Oannes, The Fish: Babylonian Myth.""The Hebrew Creation Story from Genesis.""The Legend of the Jackal and the Color Blue: Hindu Superstition.""Celebration of the Dead in Mexico."Conclusion2. Youth: Days of Growing Up. "The School Days of an Indian Girl," Zitkala Sa."War Games," Black Elk."Shame," Dick Gregory."Black Suede Shoes," Roberta Orona-Cordova."Kids," Anne Perrin.Conclusion.3. Home and Family: The Ambiguous Environment. "Squatting," Syble Simon."Landscapes of Home: Thoughts on Urban Nature," Terrell Dixon."The Youngest Daughter," Cathy Song."A Parent's Journey Out of the Closet," Agnes G. Herman."Older Children and Divorce," Barbara Cain.Conclusion.4. Identity: Self, Dreams, and Breaking Society's Rules. "My Name," Sandra Cisneros."What's in a Name?," Henry Louis Gates, Jr."X: A Fabulous Child's Story," Lois Gould."My Father's Black Pride," Marcus Bleeker."Project Chiapas," Linda Rader Overman.5. Education: How My Religion and Culture Influence Me. "Crossing Pop Lines: Attention to Latinos Is Overdue, But Sometimes Off-Target," Alisa Valdes Rodriguez."I Am a Catholic," Anna Quindlen."Blue Skin," Linda Koffel."In the Park," Maxine Kumin."The Color Yellow," Connie Ching So."Cultural Baggage," Barbara Ehrenreich.Conclusion.6. Language: Communication with Myself and Others. "The Struggle to Be an All-American Girl," Elizabeth Wong."Public and Private Language," Richard Rodriguez."To Succeed Learn English," Barbara Mujica."Champion of the World," Maya Angelou."How Friendship was Feminized," Carol Tavris.Conclusion.7. Relationships: Living with Others. "The Rewards of Living a Solitary Life," May Sarton."What Sally Said," Sandra Cisneros."When the Leather is a Whip," Martin Espada."Ain't I a Woman?," Sojourner Truth."The Nail Star ('Revisited')," R. Watson.Conclusion.Misconceptions: Stereotypes, Prejudice and War. "Donald Duk and the White Monsters," Frank Chin."Those Who Stayed Behind," Mary Margaret Listenberger."No Beef," Lini Kadaba."Model Minority," Felicia Lee."Zoot Suit Riots," Albert Camarillo."The Stolen Party," Liliana Heker.Conclusion.9. Finalities: Facing Illness, Age, and Death. "They Shut My Grandmother's Room Door," Andrew Lam."Karoline's Morning Bath," Sharon Klander."Mama Sarah," Fortuna Benudiz Ippoliti."Jicotea (Turtle)," Virgil Suarez."Amanda Rose," Francisco Sierra, Jr.Conclusion.10. Confrontations: Controversial Issues in Society Today. "Second Thoughts on Cloning," Laurence Tribe."Let Gays Marry," Andrew Sullivan."Leave Marriage Alone," William Bennett."Using the Web in the Classroom," Maria Gonzalez."How the Web Destroys the Quality of Students' Research Papers," David Rothenberg."Life, Death, and the Living Will," Elizabeth R. Kessler."Hopes and Wishes," Anne Perrin.Conclusion.III. EXPANDING YOUR READING AND WRITING SKILLS. Appendix 1: Reading and Writing About Non-Fiction. The Informative Essay.The Argumentative Essay.Appendix 2: Research. Appendix 3: MLA Documentation and Sample Paper. Glossary of Literary and Composition Terms. Credits. Index.
Responsibility: Elizabeth Rodriguez Kessler ; Roberta Orona-Cordova, consultant, Stephanie Packer, consultant, Anne Perrin, consultant.

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