This course is designed to introduce you to reading and writing with a global perspective. Over the course of the year, we will read literature from around the world and across several genres. You will also build on your writing skills through literary analysis and a research project. My goal for you for the year is that you will become a more critical reader and thinker and that you will develop a strong, distinct voice for your writing, as well as developing further proficiency in 21st century skills, or the 5 Cs (creative thinking, critical thinking, collaboration, communication, citizenship). Much of this course will depend on your opinions, ideas, and interpretations of literature.