We are happy to announce the release of a new open textbook.
This reader, written specifically for adults, contains eight chapters about Langston Hughes’ family history and personal life. It includes excerpts from many of Hughes’ poems and is designed to accompany the BC Reads: Adult Literacy Fundamental English – Course Pack 2. This level 2 reader, one of a series of six readers, is roughly equivalent to grades 1.5 to 3 in the K-12 system.
Each chapter in this reader mirrors a chapter in the accompanying course pack. It is suggested that instructors locate the full versions of these poems in books or on the web. Some or all of this author’s works are in the public domain. It is also recommend that instructors read Hughes’ excellent short story Thank You, Ma’am with their students.
Font size and line spacing can be adjusted in the online view, and have been enhanced for the print and PDF versions for easier reading. This reader has been reviewed by subject experts from colleges and universities.
Author: Shantel Ivits, Vancouver Community College
This book has been released under a CC-BY 4.0 license and is now available in the BC Open Textbook collection.
BCcampus is actively soliciting reviews of this and other open textbooks by qualified faculty from B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan, and the Yukon. If you would like to review this or another open textbook, please visit our Call for Reviewers page. We provide a $250 stipend for each completed review.
If you decide to adopt this or another open textbook (from any collection) for your course, please let us know by filling out the Adoption of an Open Textbook form.