This course introduces students to American literature written by authors from marginalized communities. Readings will include short stories, excerpts from longer texts, essays, and poems written by Native American, Latin American, African American, and Asian American authors. This course prepares students for collegiate topics covered in authentic texts, with a focus on form and content of the language used. Students will be able to identify themes and express somewhat complex thoughts using varied levels of language. Learners will be able use reading strategies to analyze and organize requested information.