How does language define our worldview?

Title

Learning the Trees

Author

Nemerov, Howard

Type

Reading

Overview

Twice appointed American poet laureate, Howard Nemerov (1920-1991) grew up in New York City. He served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II, and after the war he began a distinguished career as…

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Title

Gate A-4

Author

Nye, Naomi Shihab

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Reading

Overview

Poet and novelist Naomi Shihab Nye was born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1952 to an American mother and a Palestinian father. She lived in Jordan and Jerusalem before settling in San Antonio, Texas. Nye…

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Title

I am Korean American - Family Two

Author

Radio Korea Media Group

Type

Video

Overview

The video, “I am Korean American – Family Two,” was uploaded onto Youtube by the Radio Korea Media Group on February 23, 2011. In the video, second generation Korean-Americans share…

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Title

Bilingual/Bilinguë

Author

Espaillat, Rhina

Type

Reading

Overview

Rhina Espaillat was born in the Dominican Republic in 1932, but her family was exiled in 1939 by the dictatorship there and emigrated to the United States. "Bilingual/Bilingüe" explores…

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Title

Social Talk

Author

Thomas, Lewis

Type

Reading

Overview

Lewis Thomas (1913-1993), a physician, medical researcher, writer and self-proclaimed "biology watcher," wonders in this essay "where we fit" as human beings and social creatures—whether…

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