7th Grade English

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Unit 1: Defining America: Poems, Essays, and Short Stories

Poem: “Where You From?” by Gina Valdez
Short Story: “Who’s Irish?” by Gish Jen (In Who's Irish?: Stories, Vintage, 2000)

Unit 2: Fighting Injustice: Uprising & Flesh and Blood So Cheap

Book: Flesh and Blood So Cheap: The Triangle Fire and Its Legacy by Albert Marrin (Knopf Books for Young Readers, 2011)
Book: Uprising by Margaret Peterson Haddix (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2011)

Unit 3: Pursuing Dreams: A Raisin in the Sun

Play: A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry (Vintage, 2004)

Unit 4: Finding Home: The House on Mango Street

Book: The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros (Second Vintage Contemporaries Edition, 2009)

Unit 5: Exploring Identity: American Born Chinese

Book: American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang (Square Fish, 2008)

Unit 6: Claiming Our Place: LGBTQ+ Experiences in the United States

Book: The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives by Dashka Slater (Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), 2017)

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