|The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman
The works listed will allow your students to further explore the theme
of The Civil Rights Struggle and other themes related to The Autobiography
of Miss Jane Pittman:
Hurston, Zora Neale. Their Eyes Were Watching God. Urbana: U
of Illinois P, 1991. A young African-American woman sets off on her
own, reaching beyond the limitations she has been taught to accept.
Lee, Harper. To Kill a Mockingbird. New York: Harper, 1995. The
daughter and son of a courageous Southern lawyer learn unforgettable
lessons about prejudice, compassion, and integrity. (average)
Twain, Mark. Huckleberry Finn. New York: Scholastic, 1995. The
classic American novel of a boy nobody wants, rafting down the Mississippi
with an escaped slave, observing the pros and cons of "civilization"
in the years before the Civil War. (average)
Beals, Melba Patillo. Warriors Don't Cry. New York: Pocket,
1994. A memoir by one of the courageous African-American teenagers who
braved derision and violence to integrate Arkansas' Little Rock Central
High School in 1957. (average)
Botkin, B.A., ed. Lay My Burden Down: A Folk History of Slavery.
Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1945. A collection of oral histories by
former slaves, recorded in the 1930s by members of the Federal Writers
Du Bois, W.E.B. The Souls of Black Folk. New York: New American
Library, 1982. Groundbreaking essays, originally published in 1903,
by the pioneering sociologist and civil rights advocate. (challenge)