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