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Passages for English 10 Questions
Most of the questions in the English 10 component of this site include passages excerpted from published works. The copyright information for that
Excerpts from "The Tree of Love" by Linda Goss from Jump Up and Say!: A Collection of Black Storytelling edited by Linda Goss
and Clay Goss, published by Simon and Schuster, New York, copyright© 1995 by Linda Goss. Used by permission of the author.
"Absence" from COLLECTED POEMS 1930-1993 by May Sarton. Copyright © 1993, 1988, 1984, 1980, 1974 by May Sarton. Reprinted by permission
of W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.
"Dana Moran" from Class Dismissed II: More High School Poems by Mel Glenn, copyright © 1986 by Mel Glenn. Used by permission
of the author.
"Paul Hewitt" from Class Dismissed II: More High School Poems by Mel Glenn, copyright © 1986 by Mel Glenn. Used by permission
of the author.
"Excerpt from Uh-Oh by Robert Fulghum, copyright © 1991 by Robert Fulghum. Reprinted by permission of Villard Books, a division of Random
House, Inc. and the author, www.robertfulghum.com.
"How I Learned English" from Falling Deeply into America by Gregory Djanikian, copyright © 1989 by Gregory Djanikian. Used
by permission of the author.
"The Struggle to Be an All-American Girl" by Elizabeth Wong as published in the Los Angeles Times, September 7, 1980 , copyright © 1980
by The Los Angeles Times. Used by permission of the author.
"Portrait of Assimilation" from Not Vanishing by Chrystos, copyright © 1988 by Press Gang Publishers. Used by permission
of the author.
"Tina" by Laurie Stapleton, copyright © 1997 by Laurie Stapleton, from An Intricate Weave: Women Write About Girls and Girlhood,
edited by Marlene Miller. Used by permission of Laurie Stapleton.
Excerpt from THE SNOW GOOSE by Paul Gallico, copyright © 1940 by the Curtis Publishing Co. and renewed 1968 by Paul Gallico. Used by permission
of Alfred A. Knopf, a division of Random House, Inc.
Adaptation of "Darkness at Noon " by Harold Krents, copyright © 1976 by The New York Times Company. Reprinted by permission.
"Nineteen" from In a Surf of Strangers by George Bogin, copyright © 1972 by George Bogin. Used by permission of the Estate
of George Bogin.
"The Courage That My Mother Had" by Edna St. Vincent Millay from Collected Poems, HarperCollins. Copyright © 1954, 1982 by
Norma Millay Ellis. Used by permission of Elizabeth B Barnett, literary executor.
Excerpt from "The First Day" from Lost in the City by Edward P. Jones, copyright © 1992 by Edward P. Jones. Used by permission
of the author.
"John Chapman" from American Primitive by Mary Oliver. Copyright © 1982 by Mary Oliver. Used by permission of the author.
"Giraffes from Triptych by Sy Kahn, copyright © 1964 by Sy Kahn. Used by permission of the author.
Adaptation of "To Kill a Maple Tree" form Word for Word by Andrew A. Rooney, copyright© 1984, 1985, 1986 by Essay Productions, Inc.
Used by permission of Putnam Berkeley, a division of Penguin Putnam, Inc.
Excerpt "Starving Pea Pickers" from Restless Spirit: The Life and Work of Dorothea Lange by Elizabeth Partridge, copyright © 1998
by Elizabeth Partridge. Used by permission of the author.
Photograph of "Migrant Mother" courtesy of Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, FSA/OWI Collection, [reproduction number
"A Man, A Camera, A Legend" form "The Best of Bodine," a special magazine published by the Baltimore Sunday Sun on
December 13, 1970. Permission granted by Jennifer B. Bodine.
Photograph of " Burnside Bridge " by A. Aubrey Bodine. Copyright © Jennifer B. Bodine. Permission granted by Jennifer B. Bodine.
"Starwalking with Sarah" by Steve Pollick, from Starwalking with Sarah & Other Essays, copyright © 1994 by Toledo Blade
Co. Used by permission of The Blade.
"Mussels in April" by Peter Neumeyer, from Food Fight, copyright © 1986 by Share our Strength, Inc. Reprinted with permission
of Share Our Strength, Inc.
"Mama’s Pie" by Pamela Kennedy, copyright © 1987 by Pamela Kennedy. Reprinted by permission of the author.
"On Safari with the Experts" by Brian Jackman, copyright © Brian Jackman, from www.aardvarksafaris.com.
Used by permission of Brian Jackman.
Photo of "Surf of a High Tide" © Royalty Free / Corbis # RF248733. Provided by Corbis.
"Silencing the Sound of Music" by Dan Rather from San Diego Union-Tribune March 20, 1998 , copyright © 1998 by Dan Rather.
Reprinted with special permission of King Features Syndicate.
Photograph "Tourists on Safari," image # AX067522 from www.corbis.com, copyright © Elizabeth
Opalenik/Corbis. Used by permission of Corbis.
Photo of Lee Cob in Anna and the King of Siam, copyright © by John Springer Collection / Corbis # JS12603004. Used by permission of Corbis.
Photo of "Crabs at Surfline," copyright © Farrell Grehan / Corbis #FG002206. Used by permission of Corbis.
"A Nincompoop" from Anton Chekhov: Selected Stories by Anton Chekhov, translated by Ann Dunnigan, translation copyright © 1960
by Ann Dunnigan. Used by permission of Dutton Signet, a division of Penguin Putnam, Inc.
"Dust and Rain" from Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse, copyright (c0 1997 by Karen Hesse. Used by permission of Scholastic, Inc.
"In the Country of Grasses" by Terry Williams, from An Unspoken Hunger by Terry Tempest Williams, copyright © 1994 by Terry
Tempest Williams. Used by permission of Pantheon Books, a division of Random House, Inc.
"Checkouts" from A Couple of Kooks and Other Stories About Love by Cynthia Rylant, copyright © 1992 by Laurel Leaf.
"Breakfast" from Jim the Boy by Tony Earley, copyright © 2000 by Tony Earley. Used by permission of Little, Brown, and Company.
"Anna and The King" from Literary Cavalcade, January 2000, copyright © 2000 by Schoolastic Inc. Reprinted by permission of
"Foul Shot" by Edwin Hoey, reprinted with special permission granted by Read Magazine, Published by Weekly Reader Corporation.
Copyright © 1962, renewed 1990 by Weekly Reader Corporation.
"High Tide in Tucson " by Barbara Kingsolver, from High Tide in Tucson: Essays from Now or Never by Barbara Kingsolver, copyright © 1995
by Barbara Kingsolver. Reprinted by permission of Frances Goldin Literary Agency.
"Ghost Crab" by Rachel Carson, from The Edge of the Sea by Rachel Carson. Copyright © 1955, by Rachel L. Carson, renewed
1983 by Roger Christie. Reprinted by permission of Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.