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One World: An Introduction,
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I felt it necessary to write a review to balance the negative review.
I teach high school literature classes, and I bought this book on a whim because the editor, Chimamnda Ngozi Adichie, is the author of a book I use in class, Purple Hibiscus. I didn't know if I would be able to use any of the short stories, but I tried a couple of them out on my kids this year ("Growing My Hair Again" and "Homeless"). The students responded quite well to them.
Granted, I would not use all of the stories with high school students--some are not appropriate and some are beyond their maturity--but it's a nice book to have on my shelf and to use to broaden the experiences of a bunch of white midwestern kids.
I would not sit down and read the anthology cover to cover (but, really, how many people read an anthology that way anyway?) Doing so would certainly make a person rather depressed, but it is important to see another point of view in the world. It's not all "Chicken Soup for Soul" in the rest of the world.