|...And the Earth Did Not Devour Him
The works listed will allow your students to further explore the theme
of Poverty and Discrimination and other themes related to ...And
the Earth Did Not Devour Him:
Cisneros, Sandra. The House on Mango Street. Houston: Arte Publico
Press, 1983. This novel is a series of vignettes portraying the life
of a young Chicana girl growing up in a working-class Chicago neighborhood.
Steinbeck, John. The Grapes of Wrath. New York: Viking, 1939.
Portraying the plight of the dispossessed, this classic novel tells
of the hardships of a family of Oklahoma farmers who were forced to
migrate after losing their farms in the Dust Bowl of the 1930s. (average)
Viramontes, Helena Maria. Under the Feet of Jesus. New York:
Dutton, 1995. In this novel, a teenaged Chicana migrant worker finds
pain, love, and courage as she labors in the orchards and grape fields
Levy, Jacques E. Cesar Chavez: Autobiography of La Causa. New
York: W.W.Norton, 1975. Told largely in Chavez's own words, this is
the life story of the civil rights leader who founded a movement to
organize farm workers in California. (average)
Shotwell, Louisa A. The Harvesters: The Story of the Migrant People.
Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1961. An account of migrant life in
the 1950s. (average)