7th Grade English

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Defining America: Poems, Essays, and Short Stories


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

Fighting Injustice: <em>Uprising</em> & <em>Flesh and Blood So Cheap</em>


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)

Pursuing Dreams: <em>A Raisin in the Sun</em>


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

Finding Home: <em>The House on Mango Street</em>


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

Exploring Identity: <em>American Born Chinese</em>


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

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)