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Unit 11: Modern America

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A Better Way by Mike Clary
A Boy and His Dog by Martha Brooks
A Crush by Cynthia Rylant
a poem (for langston hughes) by Nikki Giovanni
Almost Ready by Arnold Adoff
Americans All by Michael Dorris
Amigo Brothers by Piri Thomas
Aunt Millicent by Mary Steele
Between What I See and What I Say/ Entre Lo Que Veo y Digo by Octavio Paz
Birdfoot's Grampa by Joseph Bruchac
Birthday Box by Jane Yolen
Broken Chain by Gary Soto
Bums in the Attic by Sandra Cisneros
Chanclas by Sandra Cisneros
Charles by Shirley Jackson
Concha by Mary Helen Ponce
Daydreamers by Eloise Greenfield
Dinner Together by Diana Rivera
Eleven by Sandra Cisneros
Forgotten Language by Shel Silverstein
from Beyond the Limits by Stacy Allison
from Letters from Rifka by Karen Hesse
from On the Road with Charles Kuralt by Charles Kuralt
from Volcano by Patricia Lauber
from Woodsong by Gary Paulsen
Future Tense by Robert Lipsyte
Golden Glass by Alma Luz Villanueva
Hollywood and the Pits by Cherylene Lee
Homeless by Anna Quindlen
How I Learned English by Gregory Djanikian
Hurricanes by Patricia Lauber
Identity by Julio Noboa Polanco
I'll Walk the Tightrope by Margaret Danner
In a Neighborhood in Los Angeles/ En un Barrio de Los Angeles by Francisco X. Alarcón
In the Middle of a Pitch by Bill Meissner
Koko: Smart Signing Gorilla by Jean Craighead George
La Bamba by Gary Soto
Last Cover by Paul Annixter
Life Doesn't Frighten Me by Maya Angelou
Loo-Wit by Wendy Rose
My Two Dads by Marie G. Lee
New Directions by Maya Angelou
Oh Broom, Get to Work by Yoshiko Uchida
One by James Berry
Priscilla and the Wimps by Richard Peck
Raymond's Run by Toni Cade Bambara
Slam, Dunk, & Hook by Yusef Komunyakaa
Sorry, Right Number by Stephen King
Southbound on the Freeway by May Swenson
Stop the Sun by Gary Paulsen
Thank You in Arabic by Naomi Shihab Nye
Thank You, M'am by Langston Hughes
the 1st by Lucille Clifton
The All-American Slurp by Lensey Namioka
The Black Walnut Tree by Mary Oliver
The Boy and His Grandfather by Rudolfo A. Anaya
The Dog Diaries by Merrill Markoe
The Fish Crisis by J. Madeleine Nash
The Journey by Patricia Preciado Martin
The Kid Nobody Could Handle by Kurt Vonnegut
The Medicine Bag by Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve
The Moustache by Robert Cormier
The Pinta, the Nina, and the Santa Maria; and many other cargoes of Light by John Tagliabue
The Sand Castle by Alma Luz Villanueva
The Scholarship Jacket by Marta Salinas
The Sidewalk Racer or On the Skateboard by Lillian Morrison
The Southpaw by Judith Viorst
The Treasure of Lemon Brown by Walter Dean Myers
The Women's 400 Meters by Lillian Morrison
To James by Frank Horne
To Young Readers by Gwendolyn Brooks
Without Commericials by Alice Walker
Your World by Georgia Johnson

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