Hands Across Borders is a multicultural reader/rhetoric for developing writers with attention to the writing process and rhetorical modes. Part One is an overview of the writing/reading connection, the writing process (both paragraphs and essays), and the rhetorical modes. Part Two includes ten chapters of readings on high-interest multicultural topics, such as: Home and Family: The Ambiguous Environment, Language: Communication with Myself and Others, and Finalities: Facing Illness, Age, and Death. Part Three includes supplementary information on essay writing, research, and documentation. For those seeking to develop their writing skills at the essay level.