This English II section, entitled “Speaking Truth to Power,” will explore the meanings of the words “truth” and “power.” Who decides what is true? If all information contains bias, then how do we decipher truth? How does power affect our access to truth? Authors and writers have the power to create and present truthful narratives that illuminate the many ways of seeing and interacting with our world. Through critical reading and writing, exploratory projects, and group discussion, students will sharpen their skills as truth-tellers. We will explore the works of authors including James Baldwin, Elie Wiesel, Nayyirah Waheed, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Arundhati Roy, Alison Bechdel, Octavia Butler, and more.