Book Description: 'Hear My Voice' is an exciting compilation of stories, poems, essays, and speeches from a wide range of writers. The voices in this anthology reflect the diversity of American culture and provide the reader with a unique glimpse into everyday lives and extraordinary events. Joyous, angry, sad, celebratory, frustrated, and hopeful voices tell of the passion and vitality of life in the United States. The works in the anthology are divided into six units: Borders; Love; Family and Generations; Society; Conflict, Struggle and Change; Personal Identity; and Celebrations. Characters of diverse age, gender, race, heritage lead the readers through these themes as they explore issues, make difficult decisions, and struggle with complex emotions. Questions after each selection provide a bridge between the literature and the reader's own life.