The following collection of thematically related readings is available
in My Antonia and Related Readings in McDougal Littell's Literature
"Prairie Town" by William Stafford
(from Stories That Could Be True: New and Collected Poems, ©
Summary: The speaker of this poem looks back on the prairie he left.
"If There Be Sorrow" by Mari Evans
(from I Am A Black Woman, © 1970)
Summary: The speaker of this poem discusses various kinds of regret
for the past.
"On the Divide" by Willa Cather
Summary: This story contains an early version of the character Lena
Excerpt from The Quilters: Women and Domestic Art by Patricia
Cooper and Norma Bradley Buferd, © 1977
Summary: This excerpt from an oral history describes the hardships of
"Night on the Prairies" by Walt Whitman
Summary: The speaker of this poem walks on the prairie at night and
ponders space and eternity.
"The Chrysanthemums" by John Steinbeck
(from The Long Valley, © 1937)
Summary: Like Antonia, the main character of this story is a strong
woman who likes to work as hard as a man. She is also successful at
growing a garden.