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Crossing cultures : readings for composition

Author: Annie Knepler; Ellie Knepler; Myrna Knepler
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 7th edView all editions and formats
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A reader that uses engaging selections to introduce students to the wide variety of cultures in the US. Organized by themes such as Education, Growing Up, and Families, it includes exercises that  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Problems, exercises, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Annie Knepler; Ellie Knepler; Myrna Knepler
ISBN: 061891806X 9780618918065 0618918043 9780618918041
OCLC Number: 206675883
Notes: Pt. 1. Growing up -- pt. 2. Education -- pt. 3. Families -- pt. 4. Working and spending -- pt. 5. Defining ourselves -- pt. 6. American encounters -- pt. 7. Home and away -- pt. 8. Communicating.
Description: xv, 390 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Reading and Thinking Critically I. Growing Up Gary Soto, The Jacket Harry Mark Petrakis, Barba Nikos Maxine Hong Kingston, Girlhood Among Ghosts Emiene Shija Wright, Saying Something in African Maria Laurino, Scents Vendela Vida, Bikinis and Tiaras: Quinceaneras Countee Cullen, Incident II. Education Daniel Meier, One Man's Kids Sherman Alexie, Indian Education Maya Angelou, Graduation Cheri Register, The Field Trip Mike Rose, I Just Wanna Be Average Marcus Mabry, Living in Two Worlds Lisa Delpit, No Kinda Sense Aurora Levins Morales, Class Poem III. Families Dan Savage, Role Reversal Stephanie Coontz, Where Are the Good Old Days? Ginia Bellafante, Courtship Ideas of South Asians Get a U.S. Touch Alfred Kazin, The Kitchen Amy Harmon, Love You, K2a2a, Whoever You Are Theodore Roethke, My Papa's Waltz IV. Working and Spending Kristin Kovacic, "Proud to Work for the University" Barbara Brandt, Less Is More: A Call for Shorter Work Hours Lars Eighner, On Dumpster Diving Elizabeth Grossman, High-Tech Wasteland Clive Thompson, Meet the Life Hackers Martin Espada, Who Burns for the Perfection of Paper V. Defining Ourselves Gish Jen, An Ethnic Trump Robin D.G. Kelly, The People in Me Roxane Farmanfarmaian, The Double Helix Nicolette Toussaint, Hearing the Sweetest Songs Judith Ortiz Cofer, The Myth of the Latin Woman: I Just Met a Girl Named Maria Malcolm X, Hair David Leonhardt, The College Dropout Boom Pennie Holmes-Brinson, Time Stood Still Again VI. American Encounters Michel Guillaume St. Jean de Crevecoeur, What Is an American? Brent Staples, Night Walker Piri Thomas, Alien Turf Walter White, I Learn What I Am Bharati Mukherjee, Two Ways of Belonging in America Anton Shammas, Amerka, Amerka: A Palestinian Abroad in the Land of the Free Malcolm Gladwell, Black Like Them Dwight Okita, In Response to Executive Order 9066: All Americans of Japanese Descent Must Report to Relocation Centers VII. Home and Away Pico Iyer, Home Is Every Place Rachel Louise Snyder, My Lai, Thirty Years After Uzodinma Iweala, A Close Encounter David Sedaris, Picka Pocketoni Gloria Anzaldua, To live in the Borderlands means you... VIII. Communicating Gloria Naylor, The Meaning of a Word Amy Tan, Mother Tongue Rasma Haidri, Urdu, My Love Song Geraldine Brooks, Unplugged Alexis Bloom, Switch on Bhutan Rob Walker, The Hidden (In Plain Sight) Persuaders Lisel Mueller, Why We Tell Stories Credits Author/Title Index
Responsibility: Annie Knepler, Ellie Knepler, Myrna Knepler.

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