Rhetorical analysis of a collection of kowtowing letters written by summer camp counselors and campers, arguing that they provide a useful window into youth literacy development and conditions that foster socially-engaged, critically literate practice.

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Cori Brewster is Associate Professor of English/Writing at Eastern Oregon University, where students rarely pick up after themselves and the closest thing to fan mail comes from textbook publishers. She is interested in rural literacy sponsorship, apocalyptic rhetoric, and access to high quality higher education for all students. She’d also love to hear about reading, writing, and rhetorical practices at your camp: cbrewste@eou.edu



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