Speech and Expression

Title

The Danger of a Single Story

Author

Adichie, Cimamanda Ngozi

Type

Video

Overview

Born in Enugu, Nigeria in 1977, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is an internationally acclaimed writer of novels, short fiction and nonfiction. The recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship along with many other…

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Title

An Unanswered Question

Author

Mueller, Lisel

Type

Reading

Overview

German-born poet and translator Lisel Mueller fled the Nazi regime with her family when she was 15.  Her family immigrated to the US and settled in Indiana, where Mueller attended the University…

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Title

Letter to the Local Police

Author

Jordan, June

Type

Reading

Overview

June Jordan was a New York City-based writer, teacher, and civil rights activist whose novel, His Own Where, was a finalist for the National Book Award. “Letter to the Local Police”…

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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

Type

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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