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The digital and hard-copy texts and other materials listed below can provide additional models and context for your work in reading and writing in the literacy narrative genre.

Coates, Ta-Nehisi. “Ta-Nehisi Coates on Asking Questions That Have No Answers.” YouTube, uploaded by The Atlantic, 21 Feb. 2017,

Digital Archive of Literacy Narratives. The Ohio State U and Georgia State U,

Hernandez Castillo, Marcelo. Children of the Land: A Memoir. Harper, 2020.

Hurston, Zora Neale. Dust Tracks on a Road: An Autobiography. J. B. Lippincott, 1942.

Lamott, Anne. “Shitty First Drafts.” Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life, Pantheon Books, 1994, pp. 21–27.

“Literacy.” UNESCO, 8 Mar. 2021,

Peterson, Amber. “Literacy Is More Than Just Reading and Writing.” Literacy & NCTE, National Council of Teachers of English, 23 Mar. 2020,

Polacco, Patricia. Thank You, Mr. Falker. Philomel Books, 1998.

Rose, Mike. Why School? Reclaiming Education for All of Us. New Press, 2009.

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