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...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:


Fiction
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. (easy)

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 of California.


Nonfiction
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)