Applebee, Arthur N., editor.
The Language of Literature
. Evanston, IL: McDougal Little, 2001. This excellent collection of literature is the textbook we use at our school. All of the short stories and many of the poems used in this unit are in this textbook.
Lathem, Edward Connery, ed.
The Poetry of Robert Frost
. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1975. This is a wonderful, complete collection of Frost's poems.
Bird by Bird: Some instructions on Writing and Life
. New York: Anchor Books,1994. This is my favorite all time book on writing. There are lots of good practical ideas for writing as well as advice on life. A must read for all writers.
. Southwest Review. Vol. 89, iv, 2004. A great poem to pair up with the "Out of Place" section of the unit.
. New York: Time-Life Books, 1996. This book explores different types of architecture from Ancient Rome to modern day New York. Look at the pages entitled "Inspired by Nature" and "Adventurous Shapes" for possible use in the "Out of Place" section of the unit.
Meyers, Walter Dean.
. New York: Scholastic Books, 1997. This award winning picture book/poem is composed of a great number of images of Harlem. The book is illustrated by the author's son and comes with a cassette in which the poem is read by Sean Combs.
Sullivan, Charles, editor.
Children of Promise: African American Literature and Arts for Young People
. NewYork: Abradale Press, 1991. This book contains of variety of art and literature done by and about African Americans, including paintings by Jacob Lawrence and literature by Langston Hughes and others.