Foreword by Edwidge Danticat.
For high school and college writing programs.
“Who am I and who do I want to become?” Thirty-five stories examine this question through the lens of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, family, and more. Inspire teens with these models of good writing by their peers. Free Teacher’s Guide available [PDF]
“I used Starting With I in a freshman-level English Composition course I teach and found that it consistently engaged my students at a deep intellectual and emotional level. Your writers are the real thing, and their stories are the real thing–such a welcome advance beyond the typical composition texts.”
—T. Quinn, Adjunct Professor, St. Francis College, Brooklyn, NY
“Encouraging, disturbing, uplifting, revealing, and life-affirming… a powerful resource.”
—Dave Kemper, author of Writers INC