Hands Across Borders is a multicultural reader/rhetoric for developing writers with attention to the writing process and rhetorical modes. Part One is an overview of the writing/reading connection, the writing process (both paragraphs and essays), and the rhetorical modes. Part Two includes ten chapters of readings on high-interest multicultural topics, such as: "Home and Family: The Ambiguous Environment," "Language: Communication with Myself and Others," and "Finalities: Facing Illness, Age, and Death." Part Three includes supplementary information on essay writing, research, and documentation. For those seeking to develop their writing skills at the essay level.Rodriguez Kessler, Elizabeth is the author of 'Hands Across Borders A Multicultural Reader for Writers' with ISBN 9780321095732 and ISBN 0321095731.