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My Antonia

The works listed will allow your students to further explore the theme of Family and Heritage During the Pioneer Age and other themes related to My Antonia:


Fiction
Hansen, Ron. Nebraska Stories. New York: Atlantic Monthly, 1989. A collection of contemporary short stories set in today's Nebraska. (average)

Richter, Conrad. The Trees, The Fields, The Town. Athens: Ohio UP, 1991. Originally published by Knopf in 1940, this trilogy tells the story of a pioneer group over the years and the way they change the land. (average)

Michener, James A. Centennial. New York: Random House, 1974. This historical novel tells the story of the West by concentrating on one town through 100 years. (challenge)


Nonfiction
Cooney, Blanche. In My Own Sweet Time. Ohio: Swallow, 1993. An autobiographical account of a Bohemian farming couple in Massachusetts during the early 20th century.

Fox, Mary Virginia. The Story of Women Who Shaped the West. Chicago: Children's Press, 1991. Includes examples of women pioneers from a homesteader to a schoolteacher and a justice of the peace. (easy)

Sandoz, Mari. Old Jules. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1985. A biography of a pioneer in Nebraska's sandhills. (average)