Teachers interested in contrasting the point of view of African American
to that of Harper Lee may research the following books as companion
To Kill A Mockingbird:
- Words By Heart, Ouida Sebestyen
- Narrated by a young girl, this is the story of the only "colored"
family in a
small southwestern town. Suitable for 9th grade and below.
- Freedom Songs, Yvette Moore
- Narrated by a young girl who travels from Brooklyn, N.Y. to North
experiences the blatant realities of racism. Suitable for 9th grade And
- Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, Let the Circle Be Unbroken, and
Mildred D. Taylor
- The first two books tell the story of the Logan family and are often
as To Kill A Mockingbird from the African American perspective. The
third is the
story of Jeremy, a white playmate who does not share the prejudices of the other
white people in his community. Suitable through high school.