In this unit, you will read a variety of nonfiction writing, especially memoirs. The texts are all by authors who overcame challenging personal experiences to advocate for freedom, peace, and human rights. The works studied include the account of a teenager forced to become a soldier in his country's civil war, a letter composed by a legendary civil rights leader, an essay written by an American abolitionist, a speech given by a Holocaust survivor, and the narrative of a young woman fighting to ensure that girls have the right to be educated. For the unit's final project, you will write an informative essay about a topic that is important to you.
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