Contemporary, Cross-Cultural, American Writing . With 28 stories, 30 essays and autobiographical narratives, 90 poems , and 6 plays, New Worlds of Literature, Second Edition, Brings together vibrant new Writing that reflects the diverse ethnic, cultural, and social worlds of North America and the Caribbean today. Among the many writers new to the Second Edition are Julia Alvarez, Sandra Cisneros, Judith Ortiz Cofer, Tato Laviera, David Leavitt, Derek Walcott, and John Edgar Wideman.A Strengthened Connection between Reading and Writing . Nine student papers, a new section on writing about literature, an abundance of writing topics and study questions, thematic chapter introductions, and Afterwords on the elements of literature together guide students toward careful reading and thoughtful writing.Instructor's Guide This handy guide, by Carolina Hospital, Miami-Dade Community College, and Carlos Medina, includes suggestions for activities and writing topics, discussions of each selection in the text, teaching strategies, and sample syllabi. Available to instructors upon request.Voices of New Worlds Video This video of three writers reading from their work-Agha Shahid Ali, Judith Ortiz Cofer, and Alberto Alvaro RÍos-brings the selections in New Worlds of Literature, Second Edition, to life in your classroom. Available upon adoption.New Worlds of Literature: Writings from America's Many Cultures (Second Edition), Second Edition was published 1994 under ISBN 9780393963540 and ISBN 0393963543.