In this second installment of Hull’s series, you’ll find this small example of how even a newspaper article (the voice of which is usually straight and communitarian) can include irony: “As Saul and Nallely talk about which Starbucks puts the perfectly milky head on a caramel macchiato,” Hull writes, “a roach walks across the back of the couch.” Hull is reporting facts, but she does so in a way that asks her readers to make connections. We see and understand what she shows us—namely, that a couple of immigrant kids’  circumstances don’t match (yet) their expectations.

Read “Rim of the New World: Dreaming Against the Odds,” by Anne Hull

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