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Go Tell it on the Mountain

The works listed will allow your students to further explore the theme of Faith and other themes related to Go Tell it on the Mountain:


Fiction
Ellison, Ralph. Invisible Man.New York: Random House, 1952. A classic novel about an African-American man's search for his identity in a hostile society. (challenge)

Hurston, Zora Neale. Their Eyes Were Watching God. 1937. New York: Harper & Row, 1990. This classic of American literature tells the life story of a strong-willed African-American woman in the South who finds out about life for herself. (average)

Anaya, Rudolfo. Bless Me, Ultima. Berkeley: Quinto Sol Publications, 1972. A young boy growing up in New Mexico tries to sort through his Hispanic Catholic heritage as he searches for the meaning of life and death. (average)


Nonfiction
Peters, Erskine, ed. Lyrics of the Afro-American Spiritual. Westport: Greenwood Press, 1993. This book provides the lyrics to over 800 African American spirituals and includes information on the history and themes of these songs. (average)

Anderson, Jervis. This Was Harlem: A Cultural Portrait, 1900-1950. New York: New Press, 1993. Documents and excerpts from literary works detailing the Great Migration of African Americans from the South to Northern cities. (average)

Adero, Malaika, ed. Up South: Stories, Studies, and Letters of This Century's Black Migrations. New York: New Press, 1993. Documents and excerpts from literary works detailing the Great Migration of African Americans from the South to Northern cities.