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Need to borrow a copy of your textbook from the Library?

English 3 & 4 textbook:

English 4 textbook

Writing & Composition (Trimble and Little, Brown)

English 5 textbook:

Writing Research Papers Across the Curriculum

Writing Research Papers Across the Curriculum (Hubbuch)