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The African American Literature anthology highlights some of the most influential African American authors in history. The Teaching Unit for African American Literature gives you a comprehensive academic framework that saves you hours of prep work. You can rely on this well-researched unit as a…

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The African American Literature anthology highlights some of the most influential African American authors in history. The Teaching Unit for African American Literature gives you a comprehensive academic framework that saves you hours of prep work. You can rely on this well-researched unit as a…

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…the most popular authors for teenagers, weaves the tragedies of the Vietnam War and the personal reflections of a typical soldier into a book that is a must-read for your classroom. Detailing the tragedies of the Vietnam War and the unfair treatment of a typical African American soldier, this book…

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Written jointly by Malcolm X and Alex Haley, the author of Roots, The Autobiography of Malcolm X describes the life, upbringing, trials, contributions, and murder of this well-known African-American leader. Although some of the book's coarse material and its length may make it inappropriate for…

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Myers, the author of Slam!, continues on familiar turf with Jamal, a young, black, urban male in a tight situation. Publishers Weekly describes the novel as, "A realistic, spare, and almost unbearably sad story." The ALA says, "A recommended book for reluctant young adult readers." This book is…

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Myers, the author of Slam!, continues on familiar turf with Jamal, a young, black, urban male in a tight situation. Publishers Weekly describes the novel as, "A realistic, spare, and almost unbearably sad story." The ALA says, "A recommended book for reluctant young adult readers." With this…

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This mythic novel from Pulitzer Prize-winning author Toni Morrison is part historical fiction and part ghost story. Based on a true account, this story of an escaped female slave who kills her child rather than allowing her to also become a slave is a powerful introduction to the mental and physical…

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Myers, the author of Slam!, continues on familiar turf with Jamal, a young, black, urban male in a tight situation. Publishers Weekly describes the novel as, "A realistic, spare, and almost unbearably sad story." The ALA says, "A recommended book for reluctant young adult readers." With this…

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The first volume of Maya Angelou's autobiography is the frank account of a young girl's ability to survive desertion, abuse, and neglect and to know love and appreciate beauty. Angelou's straightforward narrative makes I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings easy to read, but many of the situations she…

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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is the coming-of-age story and autobiography of Maya Angelou's early years. The Teaching Unit for I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings gives you a comprehensive academic framework that saves you hours of prep work. You can rely on this well-researched unit as a strong base…

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Do students in your class think the study of literature is dull? Show them how enjoyable studying literature can be with Prestwick House Activity Packs. These title-specific, reproducible packets contain dozens of activities that will help students think about literature in novel ways while learning…

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