Understanding ourselves: readings for developing writers
Understanding Ourselvesis a multicultural reader for basic writers built around the theme of personal identity. This flexible text encourages active reading through high interest, accessible essays, short stories, and poems on the theme of identity, and links the complementary functions of reading and writing.
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Exchanging Old Thoughts for New Ones
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