The readings include research on prejudice, interviewing and both documentary and fictional accounts of experiences of prejudice. The readings are selected to provide background and to identify materials to use with the children.
Aboud, Frances E.
Children and Prejudice.
New York: B. Blackwell, 1988.
Social Change and Prejudice,
including Dynamics of Prejudice.
New York: Macmillan, 1975. Study on prejudice in adults, ways in which attitudes have changed.
Brown, Alan R.
Prejudice in Children.
Springfield, IL: Charles C. Thomas, 1972.
The Invisible Man.
Franklin Center, PA: Franklin Library, 1980.
Foxfire Fund, Inc.
Vol. 1. Rabun Gap, GA: Foxfire Fund, Inc., 1967.
Griffin, John Howard.
Black Like Me.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1977. Useful for concrete, day-to-day experiences. Griffin tells the objective details and the psychological effects of his “being black.”
New York: Dell Publishing Co., 1976. This gives an example of oral history in the way Kunta’s family passes down the language and lineage and in the way the griot’s story and Haley’s research match. It also demonstrates that African slaves came from a culture that was religious, literate, hard-working, and highly developed.
Henderson, George Wylie.
Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 1989.
Children of the Revolution.
New York: Delacorte Press, c1978.
Death at an Early Age.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1967. An indictment of the Boston school system and documentation of the damage done by well-meaning professionals.
Lang, Susan S.
Extremist Groups in America.
New York: Franklin Watts, 1990. This book is shelved with the children’s books. It is included with the teacher materials for excellent background on recent developments. It has graphic descriptions and may not be suitable for the younger children.
To Kill A Mockingbird.
New York: J.B. Lippincott, 1960. Advanced students can read the book, Fifth graders might see the film.
Oral History, A Guide for Teachers
Austin: University of Texas Press, 1983.
Williams, John E.
Race, Color, and the Young
Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1976.
The Piano Lesson.
New York: Dutton, 1990.
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
. New York: New American Library, 1965.
New York: Harper and Row, 1945.