In these 21 lively essays, such distinguished contributors as Naomi Shihab Nye, Julia Alvarez, and Martin Espada share their experience in creating groundbreaking curricula, using the many Spanish language literatures of the world as imaginative writing models. Lessons provide tools for approaching such treasures as Federico Garcia Lorca, Pablo Neruda and Sandra Cisneros. Each essay targets specific grade levels (e.g. middle school, high school) or addresses the bilingual classroom, making this text an invaluable resource for teachers in diverse regions, of multiple grade levels. Included are writing samples from students of every level, from K-College.