The first edition of HERITAGE: AFRICAN AMERICAN READINGS FOR WRITING was praised as a great resource for students who come to college with a limited knowledge of the African-American experience. Instructors and students appreciated the diversity of writers in the first edition, which showed that African-American writers and African-American people have a lot in common. Most important, however, is HERITAGE has become a proven text that prods students to think and write with confidence. Features of HERITAGE, Second Edition include: Over 20 new readings,including works from Queen Latifah, Gloria Naylor, Alice Walker, W.E.B. DuBois; and Maya Angelou. A process-oriented approach to writinghighlighted by early chapters onplanning, writing,andrevising and editing. A combination of essays, fiction, poems, and student essays in each chapter. A section of longer and more challenging supplementary readingsat the end of the text. A brief biographical sketch of the authorintroducing each reading.Joyce M. Jarrett is the author of 'Heritage: African American Readings for Writers (2nd Edition)', published 2002 under ISBN 9780130141224 and ISBN 0130141224.