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Explorations in Sights and Sounds
Multicultural Voices gathers together an impressive array of writers and writings in a textbook aimed at secondary school readers. The book not only includes several of the more obvious and well-known authors -- Toni Morrison, Louise Erdrich, and Amy Tan, to name a few -- but also anthologizes a number of younger and less widely known writers whose contributions are equally provocative. While the bulk of the selections are either short stories or excerpts from novels (Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God and Rudolfo Anaya's Bless Me, Ultima are among those excerpted), the editors have also selected poetry, essays, and one short play, Denise Chavez's The Flying Tortilla Man. Even though everyone will be able to think of a favorite author who is not represented (where is Amiri Baraka?), the range and quality of the book's selections will make it a valuable classroom resource.
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