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Title

Poem with One Fact

Author

Hall, Donald

Type

Reading

Overview

Donald Hall's "Poem with One Fact" begins with the striking line, "At pet stores in Detroit, you can buy/ frozen rats/for seventy-five cents apiece, to feed/ your pet boa…

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Title

Dr. Bethune’s Last Will & Testament

Author

Bethune, Mary McLeod

Type

Reading

Overview

Mary McLeod Bethune, the founder of Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach, Florida, was born on a South Carolina farm in 1875.  The child of former slaves, she went on to become a teacher,…

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Title

Needle Biopsy

Author

Type

Reading

Overview

John Updike was born in Reading, Pennsylvania in 1932. He is the author of 22 novels (including the famous Rabbit series), fifteen books of short fiction, seven collections of…

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Title

Learning to Love America

Author

Lim, Shirley Geok-Lin

Type

Reading

Overview

Born in Malacca, Malaysia in 1944, Shirley Geok-Lin Lim was raised by her Chinese father and emigrated to the U.S. as a young woman. The author of several books of poetry, short stories and…

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Title

The Woodcarver

Author

Tzu, Chuang

Type

Reading

Overview

Little is known about the life of Chuang Tzu, a renowned and influential Chinese Taoist philosopher who lived during the fourth century BCE. According to legend, he refused King Wei of Chou’s…

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