American Literature gives students a broad perspective on the rich literary heritage of the United States with its wide-range collection of multicultural, traditional, and nontraditional literary works. A colorful and engaging text, American Literature engages struggling learners with ELL/ESL activities, graphic organizers, and Before Reading and After Reading features. Altogether, they help boost learning success.
This newly revised textbook captures more than 400 years of America's literary history, and also includes some of the country's most contemporary authors. New selections have been added, including an excerpt from Chief Joseph's speech "I Will Fight No More Forever" and two poems—"The Great Figure" and "This is Just to Say"—by William Carlos Williams.
*Lexile level of instructional content is 820; Lexile levels of individual text selections range from 430 to 1550.