After losing his mother four years ago, 10-year-old Bud Caldwell runs away from the foster care system in search of the father he has never met.
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In the informational text “The Great Depression,” Jessica McBirney discusses the various causes and effects of the Great Depression, as well as how America’s economy eventually recovered.
In “Mother to Son,” a mother utilizes metaphor to communicate the struggles she's faced and the importance of perseverance to her son.
In June 2014, NPR published this story about Rashema Melson. At the time, Melson was a homeless high school senior at Anacostia High School in Washington, D.C. She is now a student at Georgetown University.
Carl Sandburg's poem "Halsted Street Car" (1916) is a critique of working conditions in Chicago. In it, Sandburg paints a powerful picture of the weary faces of the working class.
In this poem, a desperate speaker begs the gods to deliver someone to love.
This article provides a brief history of labor unions, including common tactics and important advances in workers’ rights.
This informational text explains how the murder of Emmett Till helped spark the Civil Rights Movement.
In Daniel Beaty’s poem “Knock Knock,” the speaker describes his relationship with his father and how he is impacted by his eventual absence.
In this article, Dr. Gregory L. Jantz tells the story of a boy named Adam and the pressures he had to confront following the divorce of his parents. In short, he was forced to grow up too soon.
In his 2005 commencement address at Stanford University, the late Steve Jobs discusses the challenges that ultimately shaped him into a successful entrepreneur.
Rudyard Kipling (1865-1939) was an English short story writer, poet, and novelist — as well as a contemporary of Robert Louis Stevenson. He is best known for his novel The Jungle Book. Kipling wrote in Victorian England, and “If” (published in 1910) represents some of the ideal qualities of a “proper Englishman” during that time. Utilizing a paternal tone, the narrator sets out a list of rules by which his son should live.