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4th Period English

4th Period English

Judith Arcana's acclaimed book of poems examining immigration through the voices of high school students talking and arguing about law, racism, ethnicity, language, nations and borders.

Praise for 4th Period English:

"Judith Arcana’s 4th Period English is so wonderful, I feel privileged to have read it, and I wish it were part of every curriculum starting right now. This is absolutely terrific writing."
~Alicia Ostriker

"These poems are amazing. The stories that emerge here are vulnerable, confused, angry, outraged, tender, and, above all, deeply human."
~Diana Rico

"Judith Arcana’s polyphonic collection is a labor of love and compassion. Arcana makes her readers painfully aware of the ways our young people struggle between and among the myriad borders of this world.
~Alicia Partnoy