A Raisin in the Sun

by Lorraine Hansberry

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Racial Prejudice


Bogle, Donald. Toms, Coons, Mulattoes, Mammies & Bucks. New York: Continuum Pub. Co., 1993.*
Hacker, Andrew. Two Nations: black and white, separate, hostile, unequal. New York: Scribner's, 1982.*
Lindsey, Paul and Ouida Lindsey. Breaking the Bonds of Racism. Homewood,Ill.: Q ETC Publications, 1974.*
West, Cornel. Race Matters. New York: Random House, 1994.*


Carey, Lorene. Black Ice. New York: Random House, 1991.
Hunter, Kristin. The Soul Brothers and Sister Lou. New York: Scribner's, 1968.
Sebestyn, Ouida. Words by Heart. Boston: Little Brown, 1979.
Walter, Mildred. The Girl On the Outside. New York: Lothrop, Lee, and Shepard, 1982.
Wilkinson, Brenda. Luddell. New York: Harper and Row, 1979.
Not Separate, Not Equal. New York: Harper and Row, 1987.

Family Strength

Comer, James P. Maggie's American Dream. New York: NAL, 1989.*
Haley, Alex. Roots. Garden City: Doubleday, 1976.
Porte, Barbara A. I Only Made Up the Roses. New York: Greenwillow Books, 1987.
Taylor, Mildred. Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry. New York: Puffin Books, 1991.
Let the Circle Be Unbroken. New York: Dial Press, 1981.

Dreams Deferred


Angelou, Maya. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. New York: Random House, 1970.*
Gather Together in My Name. New York: Random House, 1974.
Hansberry, Lorraine. To Be Young, Gifted, and Black: Lorraine Hansberry in Her Own Words. New York: NAL: Dutton, 1970.


Lipsyte, Robert. The Contender. New York: Harper and Row, 1967.
Walker, Alice. The Color Purple. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1982.*


Branch, William B., editor. Black Thunder: An Anthology of Contemporary African-American Drama. New York: NAL, 1992.
Hansberry, Lorraine. A Raisin in the Sun. New York: Random House, 1959.
To Be Young, Gifted, and Black (video). PBS Great Performances, 1972.
Miller, Arthur. The Death of A Salesman. New York: Viking, 1949.
Williams, Tennessee. The Glass Menagerie. New York: NAL, 1990.
Wilson, August. The Piano Lesson. New York: NAL, 1990.*


Adoff, Arnold. I Am the Darker Brother. New York: Macmillan, 1968.


Wendy H. Bell attended Sarah Lawrence College, received a B.A. in English from the University of Louisville, and did graduate work at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor). Currently an English teacher at Enka High School in Enka, N.C., Ms. Bell has been employed as an English teacher by the Buncombe County, NC schools since 1980. She currently teaches freshman honors classes and American literature.

Ms. Bell is a member of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), the North Carolina English Teachers Association, the North Carolina Association of Educators, and Delta Kappa Gamma. She has been published in The ALAN Review, the English Journal, the North Carolina English Teacher, and the Arizona English Bulletin.


W. Geiger (Guy) Ellis, Professor Emeritus at the University of Georgia, Department of Language Education, received his A.B. and M.Ed. degrees from the University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill) and his Ed.D. from the University of Virginia. For over 15 years, Guy has been active in teaching adolescent literature in the classroom and in training future teachers in its use, lecturing and writing extensively on the subject. He developed and edited The ALAN Review from 1978 to 1984, changing its focus from a newsletter to a fully referred journal with an emphasis on articles with research and instructional significance. His research has had heavy emphasis on the content of literature instruction.

Currently Professor and Chairperson of Education at the University of North Carolina at Asheville, Arthea (Charlie) J. S. Reed has taught for 20 years on both the high school and college level. She received her AB (Bethany College) and her M.S. (Southern Connecticut State University) in English and her Ph.D. (Florida State University) in Teacher Education. In addition to teaching, Charlie was The ALAN Review (NCTE) editor from 1984 to 1990 and served as Co-Director of the Mountain Area Writing Project (a part of the National Writing Project) from 1982 to 1988. She is also the author of Reaching Adolescents: Young Adult Books and the Schools (Holt, 1985), Comics to Classics: A Guide to Books for Teens and Preteens (Penguin, 1994), and Point-Counterpoint: An Introduction to Education (Dushkin, 1991).

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