Emerging Voices was the first multicultural reader to emphasize both reading and writing in composition. The second Edition is even more focused on teaching critical reading and thinking. Each reading includes a headnote, pre-reading questions, journal entry topics, and critical thinking discussion question. Most chapters end with cross-referential questions, collaborative activities, essay-writing and research topics. The anthology concludes with a research casebook on Louise Erdich's novel, Love Medicine.Madden, Janet is the author of 'Emerging Voices Reading in the American Experience', published 1993 under ISBN 9780155003033 and ISBN 0155003038.