This classic text introduces students to American literature through a rich selection of contemporary authors from the 20th century.
• Includes unabridged, unsimplified stories by a wide variety of American voices: Sandra Cisneros, Ernest Hemingway, Toshio Mori, Richard Wright, John Updike, Raymond Carver, Grace Paley, and more.
• Promotes strong connection between reading and writing.
• Volumes 1 and 2 include pre- and post-reading support such as biogra....
[show more]phical information, glossary, "Understanding the Story," "Developing a Way with Words" and "Making Connections," and new discussion and writing activities.