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The House of Dies Drear

The works listed will allow your students to further explore the theme of Prejudice and Principles and other themes related to The House of Dies Drear:


Fiction
Armstrong, Jennifer. Steal Away. New York: Orchard/Richard Jackson, 1992. After 41 years, a black woman and a white woman return to the year 1855, when they were freedom-seeking teenagers together. (average)

Fox, Paula. The Slave Dancer. New York: Bradbury, 1973. Thirteen-year-old Jessie Bollier is forced to play his fife on a slave ship. (average)

Hansen, Joyce. Which Way Freedom? New York: Avon, 1986. An escaped slave joins a black Union regiment and goes to battle at Fort Pillon, Tennessee. A Coretta Scott King Honor Book. (challenge)


Nonfiction
Blockson, Charles L. The Hippocrene Guide to the Underground Railroad. New York: Hippocrene Books, 1994. A state-by-state guide to the sites of the Underground Railroad, including glossary, chronology, map, and information on tours. Written and compiled by the chairman of the advisory committee to the National Park Service. (challenge)

Everett, Gwen. John Brown: One Man Against Slavery. New York: Rizzoli, 1993. Through the eyes of John Brown's daughter Annie, Everett explores the famous abolitionist's passionate belief in human equality. Illustrated by eminent African American artist Jacob Lawrence.