Building Academic Literacy: An Anthology for Reading Apprenticeship is a volume for middle and high school students addressing the topic of literacy and the important role it plays in our lives. Featuring lively and provocative essays, journalistic writings, and poetry as well as inspiring personal stories, the anthology offers a broad range of cultural and historical perspectives on the following themes: Literacy and Identity: The different ways people see themselves as readers. Literacy and Power: How reading and writing can open doors in our lives. How We Read: The different ways our minds work as we try to understand what we read. Breaking Codes: Our need to navigate unfamiliar types of texts.