How has my family or background shaped who I am?

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Title

This I Believe

Type

Reading

Overview

Ali from Mansfield, TX's essay is written as part of the This I Believe project, founded in 2004 to engage youth and adults in writing, sharing, and discussing essays about…

Title

Mrs. Dutta Writes a Letter

Type

Reading

Overview

Chitra Divakaruni was born in Calcutta, India in 1956. When she was 19, she immigrated to the United States. The short story "Mrs. Dutta Writes a Letter" was published in…

Title

AmeriCorps - Faith, Motives, and Integrity

Summary

The conversation was quite heated, in a good way. Strong feelings and disagreement about the merit of the main character’s motives. I began with the question of why Ryder, the…