Book Review: Writing for Change: An Advanced ELL Resource

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Haris Haq


In the following paper, I review the book Writing for Change: An Advanced ELL Resource by Inés Poblet, an Associate Professor at the World Language Department at Whatcom Community College in Bellingham, Washington. Poblet is academically interested in sociolinguistics, culturally responsive teaching, the learning experiences of systemically non-dominant learners, the decolonization of English language teaching, code-switching, and code-meshing. Poblet comes from a bilingual background, possessing a Mexican American heritage and having immigrated from Buenos Aires, Argentina (Cascadia Open Education Summit, 2021).

The text is an open-access web-text available in three formats: PDF, Online, and XML. It has been published by Whatcom Community College and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. In essence, this allows the reader to both share and distribute the material under certain terms, such as giving appropriating credit (“Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0),” n.d.). This text is hosted by the “Open Textbook Library”, which defines an open textbook “as one that has an open license that makes it free for anyone to use and change” (Open Textbook Library, n.d.). Naturally, this is the case for all the textbooks hosted on the platform, many of which were published only recently. 


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Haq, H. (2021). Book Review: Writing for Change: An Advanced ELL Resource. Focus on ELT Journal, 3(2), 65–68.
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Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0). (n.d.). Creative Commons.

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Poblet, I. (2021). Writing for Change: An Advanced ELL Resource. Whatcom Community College Library.