Baseball’s Youngest Big Leaguers
. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Inc., 1969.
Tells the true stories of top major league players who all were accepted into the major league before they were twentytwo years old.
Our Mother’s House
. New York: CowardMcCann Inc., 1965.
This book centers around seven young children who face life with no adult supervision after their mother dies.
Lord of the Flies
. New York: CowardMcCann Inc., 1955.
Shipwrecked on a tropical island, these British school boys set up their own government and run into serious problems.
Death Be Not Proud
. New York: Harper and Row, 1949.
This is a true story that tells about the courageous struggle of a boy, who in his senior year at high school, discovers he has a brain tumor.
A Raisin in the Sun
. New York: The New American Library, Inc., 1959
This play, set in Chicago’s Southside in the late twentieth century, centers around a black family’s struggle to be ‘somebody’.
New York: The Viking Press, Inc., 1967.
The story of gang rivalry which led to trouble and violence.
The Soul Brothers and Sister Lou
. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1968.
Trying to escape their unpleasant family situation, these four teenagers, begin recording soul music. The police regard them as a nuisance but experience teaches them escape isn’t the answer to their problems.
A Patch of Blue
. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1961.
A poor, blind white girl who has been nurtured on racial prejudice finds love and understanding in a black man.
Flowers for Algernon.
New York: Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, Inc.
Charlie Gordon, a pitiable moron is remade into a genius. His emotional progress, however, cannot keep pace with his intellectual achievements and so he encounters many difficulties.
The Angel Inside Went Sour.
New York: David McKay Co., Inc., 1972.
This book, from a student perspective, is about a special public school in New York City where delinquent teenagers, most of them black, attend. It shows how these kids actually began to like school after having been completely turned off years before.
Go Up For Glory
. New York: Noble and Noble, Inc., 1968.
This book shows the struggle of a black man as he makes his way up in a white society. It also deals with the problems he faces when he becomes popular.
Jackie Robinson of the Brooklyn Dodgers.
New York: Julian Messner, 1966.
This is an inspiring story of survival despite great odds.
. New York: Grosset and Dunlap, 1964.
This is the story of a fruit picker’s family who must always keep moving. As a result, their eldest child experiences alienation.
Of Mice and Men
. New York: The Viking Press, Inc.
This story deals with alienation, alienation of the mentally retarded.
. New York: The Viking Press, Inc., 1947.
This portrays the tragic story of a poor illiterate Mexican who finds a priceless pearl and the resulting misfortunes he encounters.
New York: Charles C. Scribner’s Sons., 1939.
The story deals with one man’s reaction to the frustration o£ his dream.