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Adichie, Chimamanda. “The Danger of a Single Story.” TED talk, Summer 2012, Accessed 3 April 2023.  

Adler, Mortimer J. “How to Mark a Book.” The Saturday Review of Literature, 6 July 1941, Accessed 30 August 2023. 

Aldrich, Marta W. “Tennessee Textbook Panel Says It's Ill-Equipped to Manage Library Book Appeals.” Chalkbeat Tennessee, Chalkbeat Tennessee, 16 Dec. 2022, Accessed 10 April 2023. 

Alexander, Patricia A., and Lauren M. Singer Trakhman. “The Enduring Power of Print for Learning in a Digital World.” The Conversation, 3 Oct. 2017, Accessed 6 April 2023.  

Allende, Isabel. “Writing as an Act of Hope.” Peace Review, vol. 5, no. 2, 1993, pp. 165-175. [provided by instructor]

Alleyne, Akilah. “Book Banning, Curriculum Restrictions, and the Politicization of U.S. Schools.” Center for American Progress, 22 Feb. 2023, Accessed 10 April 2023. 

Andrews, Becca. “I Killed My Southern Accent and a Piece of Myself with It.” Jezebel, 21 Jan. 2022, Accessed 10 April 2023. 

Angelou, Maya. “Phenomenal Woman by Maya Angelou.” Poetry Foundation, Poetry Foundation, Accessed 6 April 2023.  

Appalachian Journal, Appalachian State University, Accessed 10 April 2023.

“Archives of Appalachia.” ETSU Archives of Appalachia, East Tennessee State University , 6 Jan. 2023, Accessed 10 April 2023. 

Atwood, Margaret. “The Female Body.” Michigan Quarterly Review, vol. 60, no. 1, 2021, pp. 147-150, Accessed 11 January 2024. 


Baker-Jordan, Skylar. “Commentary: Appalachian Accents - a Century of Misinformation.” The Daily Yonder, 26 Apr. 2022, Accessed 10 April 2023. 

“Banned & Challenged Classics.” Advocacy, Legislation & Issues, 23 Apr. 2021, Accessed 10 April 2023. 

Baraka, Amiri. “Soul Food,” Home: Social Essays, Apollo Editions, 1969, Accessed 3 April 2023.  

Barry, Lynda. "The Sanctuary of School," New York Times, 5 Jan. 1992, Accessed 11 Jan. 2024.

Bass, Rick. “Why I Hunt.” Sierra Magazine, July/August 2001, . Accessed 3 April 2023.  

Begum, Tammana. “What is Mass Extinction and Are We Facing a Sixth One?” Natural History Museum, 19 May 2021, Accessed 4 April 2023.  

Benton, Michael. “Newly Discovered Mass Extinction Event Triggered the Dawn of the Dinosaurs.” The Conversation, 16 September 2020, Accessed 4 April 2023.  

Berry, Wendell. Manifesto: The Mad Farmer Liberation Front. Grove City College, Accessed 6 April 2023.  

Berry, Wendel. “The Pleasure of Eating.”  What Are People For? North Point, 29 June, 1990, Accessed 12 April 2023. 

“Bill of Rights (1791).” Bill of Rights Institute, Accessed 6 April 2024.  

Bliss, Eula. “Time and Distance Overcome.” The Iowa Review, vol. 38, no. 1, 2008, pp. 83–89, Accessed 1 Jan. 2024.

Bobkoff, Michael. “Why Johnny Can't Write: The Student View.” The New York Times, The New York Times, Accessed 6 April 2023.  

Bunn, Mike. How to Read like A Writer. Accessed 6 Apil 2023.  


Carlson, Erin Brock (2023). Against Hillbilly Hot Takes: Humanizing Rural Appalachia through Nuanced Rhetorical Frames. Present Tense, 9 (3), pp. 1-9. Accessed 10 April 2023. 

Carr, Nicholas. “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” The Atlantic. July/August 2008. Accessed 7 July 2023.

“Chapter 13 (on Love).” 1 Corinthians 13 NIV - Bible Gateway, Accessed 6 April 2023.  

Coates, Ta-Nehisi. “The First White President.” The Atlantic, Atlantic Media Company, Oct. 2017, Accessed 6 April 2023.   

Cogan, Megan. "The Deadliest Road in America." Vox, 25 July 2022, Accessed 24 March 2023. 

Colwin, Laurie. “Laurie Colwin: Alone in the Kitchen with an Eggplant.” Early Bird Books, 18 May 2016, Accessed 27 March 2023.  

Coombs, Wayne. “Analysis: The Pharmaceutical Colonization of Appalachia.” The Daily Yonder, 6 Feb. 2018, Accessed 10 April 2023. 

Craythorne, Jennifer. “The Concept of Culture:” Chapter 8: The Characteristics of Culture,  


Dahl, Roald. “‘The Sound Machine," by Roald Dahl.” The New Yorker, Accessed 6 April 2023.  

Dam, TuAnh. “Supreme Court Temporarily Blocks Georgia Law, Ruling It Harms Black Voters.” Axios, 20 August 2022.  Accessed 3 April 2023.  

Davis, Chelyen. “Appalachian Code Switching.” Woodshed, Woodshed: An Appalachian Joint, 25 Apr. 2015, Accessed 14 April 2023.  

Dewan, Shaila. “36 Hours in Asheville, N.C.” New York Times, 14 October 2016, Accessed 4 April 2023.   

DiCamillo, Kate. “Why Children’s Books Should be a Little Sad.” Time, Accessed 10 April 2024.

Dickens, Charles. “A Christmas Carol.” The Project Gutenberg EBook of A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens, Accessed 6 April 2023.  

Dinan, Matt. “Be Nice.” The Hedgehog Review, Accessed 10 April 2024. 

Didion, Joan. “On Going Home.” Slouching Towards Bethlehem, Delta, 1968, Accessed 27 March 2023.  

Dillard, Annie. “Total Eclipse.” Teaching a stone to Talk: Expeditions and Encounters, 1982, Accessed 3 April 2023.  

Doyle, Brian. “Joyas Voladoras.” The American Scholar. 12 June 2012. Accessed 7 July 2023.

Duprex, Paul. “Measles: Why It’s So Deadly, and Why Vaccination Is So Vital.” 88 Open Essays: A Reader for Students of Composition and Rhetoric, edited by Tina Ulrich & Sarah Wangler, 2019, pp. 170-174, Accessed 4 April 2023.  


Ekdahl, Karl “Socrates and the Buddha as Inspirations How to Live Our Lives Today.” Creativity Boost, 12 Mar. 2019, Accessed April 6 2023.

Epstein, David. “Sports Should Be Child’s Play.” New York Times, 11 June 2014, Accessed 10 April 2024.  

  • Sports Should Be Child’s Play is also available through Sherrod Library. You may be required to login using your ETSU username and password to access the article. 


Ferris, Tim. “Some Practical Thoughts on Suicide.”, 6 May 2015, Accessed 4 April 2023.  

Franklin, Joey, “Working at Wendy’s.” Twentysomething Essays by Twentysomething Writers, Random House, 2006, Accessed 3 April 2023.  

Friedman , Jonathan, and Nadine Farid Johnson . “Banned in the USA: The Growing Movement to Ban Books.” PEN America, 3 Jan. 2023, Accessed 10 April 2023. 


Goode, J.J. “Single-Handed Cooking.” Gourmet Magazine, Accessed 10 April 2024. 

Graff, Gerald. “Hidden Intellectualism.” Pedagogy: Critical Approaches to Teaching Literature, Language, Composition, and Culture, vol. 1, issue 1, 2001, pp. 21-36. Accessed 7 July 2023.

Graham, Paul. “How to Do What You Love.” Paul Graham, January 2006, Accessed 4 April 2023.  


Hampton, Leah. “What You Are Getting Wrong about Appalachia.” Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Times, 18 July 2018, Accessed April 6, 2023.  

Hansen, Cypress. “The Strangely Scientific Endeavor of Making Ice Cream.” Smithsonian Magazine, 15 July 2021, Accessed 4 April 2023.  

Harsanyi, David (2022). “School Boards Are Not ‘Banning Books’” National Review, 24 Mar. 2022,  Accessed 12 April 2023. 

Harris, Elizabeth A., and Alexandra Alter. “A Fast-Growing Network of Conservative Groups Is Fueling a Surge in Book Bans.” The New York Times, The New York Times, 12 Dec. 2022, Accessed 10 April 2023. 

Harris, Sam. “The Riddle of the Gun.” Sam Harris, 2 Jan. 2013, Accessed 6 April 2023.  

Haworth, Holly. “Billionaires Do Not Need to Go to Space.” Sierra Club, 16 July 2021, Accessed 6 April 2023.  

Hayes, Amanda. “Op’nin’ the Door for Appalachia in the Writing Classroom” Accessed 10 April 2023. 

Heavey, Bill. “Girl Meets Bluegill: How I (Nearly) Taught My Daughter to Love Fishing.” Field and Stream.  1 August 2005, Accessed 27 March 2023.  

Hoare, Phillip. “Subversive, Queer and Terrifyingly Relevant: Six Reasons Why Moby-Dick Is the Novel for Our Times.” The Guardian, Guardian News and Media, 30 July 2019, Accessed 14 April 2023. 

“How to Make LEGO Gummy Candy!” YouTube, uploaded by TKOR, 25 May 2015, Accessed 4 April 2023.    

Hughes, Langston. “Salvation.” The Big Sea, Knopf, 1940, Accessed 3 April 2023.  


Jarvis, Brooke. “The Insect Apocalypse Is Here.” The New York Times, The New York Times, 27 Nov. 2018, Accessed 6 April 2023.  

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Kim, Shi En. “Using Nuclear Bomb Detectors, Scientists Overheard the Secret Songs of a Never-Before-Seen Pygmy Blue Whale Population.” Smithsonian Magazine, 17 June 2021, Accessed 4 April 2023. 

Kingsolver, Barbara. “#MeToo Isn’t Enough.” The Guardian, 16 January 2018, Accessed 10 April 2024.

Kolbert, Elizabeth. “Miami Underwater.” The New Yorker, 14 Dec. 2015, Accessed 6 April 2023.  

Komunyakaa, Yusef. “My Father's Love Letters.” Genius, Accessed 6 April 2023.  

Konner, Melvin. "A Bold New Theory Proposes That Humans Tamed Themselves." The Atlantic, March 2019 Accessed 2 June 2023.

Koren, Marina. “The World’s Richest Men Are Brawling Over the Moon.” The Atlantic Monthly, 28 April 2021, Accessed 10 April 2023.  

Kreider, Tim. “The “Busy” Trap.” Aspen Institute,  Accessed 10 April 2024. 

Kreilkamp, Ivan. “Song Lyrics Are Poetry.” The New Republic, 30 June. 2017, Accessed 6 April 2023.  


Lach, Eric. “A Pizza Shop in the Middle of New York’s Immigrant Crisis” The New Yorker, 4 Aug. 2023, Accessed 30 August 2023.

Langston, Erica. “These Stories of Sexual Harassment at Our National Parks Will Make Your Skin Crawl.” Mother Jones, 31 Oct. 2016, Accessed 6 April 2023.  

Lewis, Miles Marshall. “How Hip Hop Changed the English Language Forever” The New York Times, 11 Aug. 2023, Accessed 30 August 2023.

Li, Shirley. “Your Moviegoing Experience Is about to Change.” The Atlantic, Atlantic Media Company, 24 Apr. 2021, Accessed 6 April 2023.  

Lloyd, Theresa & Katherine Ledford. “Introduction” to Writing Appalachia. JSTOR. Accessed 10 April 2023/ 

Looney, Adam. “Putting Student Loan Forgiveness in Perspective: How Costly Is It and Who Benefits?” Brookings, Brookings, 12 Feb. 2021, Accessed 6 April 2023.  

Lund, Nelson, and Adam Winkler. “Interactive Constitution: A Common Interpretation of the Second Amendment.” National Constitution Center –, 10 Aug. 2016, Accessed 6 April 2023.  


Mac, Gabriel. “Can the Ivory-Billed Woodpecker Be Found in Cuba?” Audubon, May-June 2016, Accessed 27 March 2023.  

Machemer, Theresa. “Sea Ice on Arctic Coasts is Thinner Than Previously Thought.” Smithsonian Magazine, 8 June 2021, Accessed 4 April 2023.  

Martin, Nina. “The Last Person You'd Expect to Die in Childbirth.” ProPublica, NPR, 12 May 2017, Accessed 6 April 2023  

Martinez, A. “Flood Clean Up is Slow-Going in Kentucky.” NPR, 1 August 2022, Accessed 27 March 2023.  

Mateo, Arlene. “The Five Best Love Sonnets.” PSPOETS, PSPOETS, 22 Feb. 2019, Accessed 6 April 2023. 

Mcgonigal, Jane. “Be a Gamer, Save the World.” The Wall Street Journal, 22 Jan. 2011, Accessed April 6 2023.  

McQuirter, Marya Annette. “Red, Black & Greens: The Politics of Soul Food in the 1960s Birth of a Cuisine.” LiveJournal, 17 Oct. 2005, Accessed 6 April 2023.  

Mitchneck, Beth, and Jane Zavisca. “Rebuilding Ukraine Means Building Homes, A Sense of Belonging and Civic Engagement.” The Hill, 2022. Accessed 3 April 2023.  

Murray, Donald. “The Maker’s Eye.” The Writer (Boston), vol. 111, no. 10, 1973, pp. 20. 


National Committee on Writing for America’s Families, Schools & Colleges, “Writing: A Ticket to Work. Or a Ticket Out: A Survey of Business Leaders.” Sept. 2004. Accessed 25 August 2023.

Nelson, Amanda. UK College of Education, 30 Sept. 2019, Accessed 10 April 2023. 

Nguyen, Viet Thanh. “Introduction,” The Displaced: Refugee Writers on Refugee Lives, pp. 8-13. Accessed 25 August 2023.  

Nussbaum, Emily. “How ‘When They See Us’ and ‘Chernobyl’ Make Us Look.” The New Yorker, 17 June 2019, Accessed 6 April 2023.  


Peary, Alexandra. “The Ability to Write is Always Present,” NCTE Blog, 25 May 2018. Accessed 25 August 2023.

Platizky, Roger. “Once More to the Lake”: A Mythic Interpretation.” College Literature, vol. 15, no. 2, 1988, pp. 171-179. Accessed 7 July 2023.

Pollan, Michael. “An Animal’s Place.” The New York Times Magazine. 10 Nov. 2002. Accessed 7 July 2023.

Popova, Maria. “The Trans-Sensory Transcendence of Music: Helen Keller’s Electrifying Letter about ‘Hearing’ Beethoven’s ‘Ode to Joy,'" The Marginalian, Accessed 25 August 2023.

Popova, Maria. “The Joy of Suffering Overcome: You Beethoven’s Stirring Letter to His Brothers about the Loneliness of Living with Deafness and How Music Saved His Life,” The Marginalian, Accessed 25 August 2023.

Puri, Sunita. “The Hidden Harms of CPR” The New Yorker, 5 Aug. 2023, Accessed 30 August 2023.


Rankine, Claudia. “From Citizen: An American Lyric” The Norton Reader: An Anthology of Nonfiction, edited by Melissa A. Goldthwaite et al., shorter 15th ed., W.W. Norton, 2020, pp.169-75. Full text available through PBS SoCal: Accessed 10 April 2024.

Rankin, Lissa. “The Healing Power of Telling Your Story: The Strength in Storytelling.” Psychology Today, 27 November 2012, Accessed 10 April 2023.  

Ray, Susanna. “A Newspaper Shines a Light on Missing Indigenous Women with the Help of Technology.” Microsoft Blog, 24 March 2022, Accessed 27 March 2023.  

Rebolini, Arianna. “Why Do Humans Talk to Animals If They Can’t Understand?” The Atlantic Monthly, 18 August 2017, Accessed 3 April 2023.  

Richards Tia. “Predicting the Future of the Entertainment Industry Post-COVID.” USC News, 30 Mar. 2021, Accessed 6 April 2023.  

Robinson, Lawrence, et al. “The Mental Health Benefits of Exercise.” HelpGuide, August 2021, Accessed 4 April 2023.  

Rose, Mike. “Blue-Collar Brilliance.” The American Scholar. 1 June 2009. Accessed 7 July 2023.

Rosenberg, Robin. “The Psychology behind Superhero Origin Stories.”, Smithsonian Institution, 1 Feb. 2013, Accessed 6 April, 2023.  


Sanders, Scott Russell. “Under the Influence: Paying the Price of my Father’s Booze.” Harper’s Magazine, November 1989, p. 68-75, Accessed 3 April 2023.  

Schmidt, Silke. “A New Electric Surgery Tool May Someday Fix Nose, Ear and Eye Problems.” Science News for Students, 19 August 2019, Accessed 4 April 2023.  

Schulz, Kathryn. “The Really Big One: The Earthquake That Will Devastate the Pacific Northwest.” The New Yorker, 13 July 2015, Accessed 6 April 2023.  

Scorsese, Martin. “Martin Scorsese: I Said Marvel Movies Aren't Cinema. Let Me Explain.” The New York Times, The New York Times, 4 Nov. 2019, Accessed 6 April 2023.  

Scott, A.O.. “How Much Do You Really Miss Going to the Movies?” The New York Times, 16 October 2020, Accessed 4 April 2023.  

Seal, Rebecca. “Reality Bites: How the Pandemic Changed the Way We Eat.” The Guardian, Guardian News and Media, 4 July 2020, Accessed 6 April 2023.  

Sedaris, David. “Active Shooter: A Trip to the Firing Range in a Time of Gun Violence.” The New Yorker, 9 & 16 July 2018, Accessed 22 March 2023.    

Semlyen, Nick De. “The Irishman Week: Empire's Martin Scorsese Interview.” Empire, Empire, 7 Nov. 2019, Accessed 6 April 2023.  

Severson, Kim. “Red Velvet Cake: A Classic, Not a Gimmick.” The New York Times, The New York Times, 12 May 2014, Accessed 6 April 2023.  

Shakya, Holly B. and Nicholas A. Christakis. “A New, More Rigorous Study Confirms: The More You Use Facebook, the Worse You Feel.” Harvard Business Review, 10 April 2017, Accessed 4 April 2023.  

Simon Joel, Mahoney Robert. “How China's Response to Covid-19 Set the Stage for a Worldwide Wave of Censorship.” The New Yorker, 25 Apr. 2022, Accessed 10 April 2023. 

Skipper, Yvonne. “Avengers Endgame: How the Marvel Universe Helps Children (and Adults) Understand the World around Them.” The Conversation, 23 Oct. 2020, Accessed 4 April 2023.  

Solnit, Rebecca. “How to be a Writer.” Literary Hub. 13 Sept. 2016. Accessed 7 July 2023.

Smith, Sonia. “Unfriendly Climate.” Texas Monthly, May 2016, Accessed 6 April 2023.  

Staples, Brent. “The Fine Art of Getting It down on Paper, Fast.” The New York Times, The New York Times, 15 May 2005, Accessed 6 April 2023.  

Stirone, Shannon. “Space Billionaires, Please Read the Room.” The Atlantic, Atlantic Media Company, 7 July 2021, Accessed 6 April 2023.  


Talbot, Margaret. “The Teen Whisperer.” The New Yorker, 2 June 2014, Accessed April 6 2023.  

Tampio, Nicolas. "Look Up from Your Screen," Aeon, 2 August 2018, Accessed January 11, 2024.

“The Gettysburg Address.” The Gettysburg Address by Abraham Lincoln, Abraham Lincoln Online, Accessed 6 April 2023.  

“Top 100 Most Banned and Challenged Books: 2010-2019.” Advocacy, Legislation & Issues, 27 Sept. 2020, Accessed 10 April 2023. 

Tucker, Neely. “Hearing Frederick Douglass: His Speech on John Brown.” Library of Congress Blog, 15 June 2020, Accessed 4 April 2023.  

Twenge, Jean M. “Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?” The Atlantic, Atlantic Media Company, Sept. 2017, Accessed 6 April 2023.  


“University of South Carolina.” Encyclopedia of Appalachia on Language | Southern Appalachian English, Accessed 10 April 2023. 



Vargas, Jose Antonio. “My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant.” The New York Times Magazine, 26 June 2011, Accessed 27 March 2023.  

Viruet, Pilot. “Black Exhaustion.” Medium, Matter, 28 May 2015, Accessed 6 April 2023.  

Viruet, Pilot. “Cancel All Your Weekend Plans and Binge-Watch Aziz Ansari’s Unbelievably Excellent Series ‘Master of None’.” Flavorwire, 6 November 2015, Accessed 4 April 2023.


Zhang, Jenny. “How It Feels.” Poetry Foundation, 1 July 2015, Accessed 27 March 2023.  


Walker, Tate. "The Native American Dream: Ojibwe Woman Leads Sustainability Movement Off Reservation." ICT News, 10 Sept. 2015, Accessed January 11, 2024.

Wallace, David Foster. "Consider the Lobster: For 56 Years, the Maine Lobster Festival Has Been Drawing Crowds with the Promise of Sun, Fun, and Fine Food", Gourmet Magazine, Accessed 6 April 2023.   

Wallace, David Foster. “Ticket to the Fair.” Harper’s Magazine, July 1994, Accessed 3 April 2023.  

Webb, Susan L. “Book Banning.” Book Banning, 2009, Accessed 10 April 2023. 

Whitehead, Colson. “The Way We Live Now: 11-11-01; Lost and Found.” The New York Times, The New York Times, 11 Nov. 2001, Accessed 6 April 2023.  

Whittington, Mark. “The Billionaires' Space Race Is Just the Beginning.” The Hill, The Hill, 1 Aug. 2021, Accessed 6 April 2023.  

Williams, Florence. “ADHD Is Fuel for Adventure.” Outside Online, 30 June 2021, Accessed 6 April 2023.  

Wisnieski, Lauren, et al. Journal of Appalachian Health - Uknowledge / University of Kentucky Accessed 10 April 2023.