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"Becoming Joey" shares about the experience of an immigrant student as he wrestles with his identity and his desire for social acceptance in a new place.\n<br><br>\n<i><u>Stories in Stanzas (Text 5)</u> -- This poem is part of a Knowledge Set exploring how authors use poetry both to tell stories about the world they live in and to imagine the world as a different place. "Becoming Joey" tells the story of an immigrant student's transformative journey to school. Similar to "Hanging Fire" (the previous poem in this knowledge set), this text challenges students to consider factors that influence their confidence and sense of belonging. Students should continue to analyze the author's ton