Armstrong, William H.
. New York: Harper & Row Publishers, 1969. A strong determination to survive keeps this sharecropping family from being destroyed in the face of poverty. An intriguing story whose central characters are a young boy and the family dog.
A Raisin In The Sun
. New York: American Library, 1958. A vivid dramatic presentation of a black family in Chicago planning to move into a white neighborhood.
To Kill A Mocking Bird
. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Co., 1960. This book is about life in the South soon after the Civil War. A major incident in the plot is the unsuccessful attempt of a Black man to obtain justice on a false rape charge.
To Be A Slave
. New York: E.P. Dutton, Inc., 1968. Students will be enlightened by these actual accounts of slaves as they describe the trials and tribulations of that notorious institution of the South.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
. Chicago: The American Publishing Co., 1876. This story shows not only the coming of age of a young boy growing up on the Mississippi River but also the attitudes of whites towards blacks as well as the class structure among whites.