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Sonoma County Reads / The Big Read 2008

To Kill a Mockingbird Read-alike List - Suggested books for adults and teens

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper LeeFICTION

Allen

Rails under my back

Bell

Gospel choirs: psalms of survival for an alien land called home

Caldwell

The Black and White stories of Erskine Caldwell

Dalton

Been here and gone

Ellison

Juneteenth: a novel

Faulkner

Light in August

Foster

Passing by Samaria

Hart

Adelaide Piper

Hill

Cry me a river

Hill

Rhythms

Himes

Yesterday will make  you cry

Lincoln

Sap rising

McCarthy

Lay that trumpet in our hands

McCullers

Collected stories

McCullers

Member of the wedding

Nicholas

Freshwater Road

Plain

Fortune’s hand

Reynolds

Firefly cloak

Smothers

Down in thee Piney Woods

Twain

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Warren

All the king’s men

Williams

Dessa Rose

STORY COLLECTIONS

Black American short stories: 100 years
Calling the wind: 20th century African American short stories
Ebony rising: short fiction of the greater Harlem Renaissance
Talk that talk: an anthology of African American storytelling

YOUNG ADULT

Ellsworth

In search of Mockingbird

Meyer

White lilacs

Myers

The glory field

Myers

Harlem summer

Taylor

The Land

NON-FICTION

305.42

Stepping out of the shadows: Alabama women, 1819-1990

305.48   Daniel

Fatal flowers: on sin, sex and suicide in the Deep South

305.8 Bay

White image in the black mind: African American ideas about white people, 1830-1925

305.8  Davidson

Best of enemies: race and redemption in the South

305.8 Lincoln

Coming through the fire…

305.8009  Aronson

Race: a history beyond  black and white

305.896  Packard

American nightmare: the history of Jim Crow

305.896 Remembering

Remembering Jim Crow: African Americans tell about life in the segregated South   (2 CD’s  included)

309.175 Caldwell

You have seen their faces

323.092  Egerton

Speak now against the day: the generation before the Civil Rights movement in the South

323.1 Fairclough

Better day coming: Blacks and equality, 1890-2000

345.73  Boyle

Arc of justice

362.4209  Burch

Unspeakable: the story of Junius Wilson

364.1 Dray

At the hands of persons unknown: the lynching of Black America

398 Hughes

Book of Negro folklore

398 Leeming

Myths, legends and folktales of America

398.2

From my people: 400 years of African American folklore

398.2 Hurston

Every tongue got to confess: Negro folktales from the gulf states

746.46

Quilts of Gee’s Bend

810.8

Jump Jim Crow: lost plays, lyrics and street prose

810.9 Davenport

Myth of  Southern history: historical consciousness in 20th century Southern literature

810.9 Hill

Harlem stomp!: a cultural history of the Harlem Renaissance

812 Weales

Tennessee Williams

813  Hurston       

Zora Neale Hurston

813  Hurston     

Zora Neale Hurston: a storyteller’s life

818 Gaines

Mozart and Leadbelly: stories and essays

818  Tate           

Allen Tate: orphan of the South

917.704 Harris

South of haunted dreams: a ride through slavery’s old backyard

973.04  Hauser

Great ambitions, 1896-1909: from separate but equal

973.04 Hine

Path to equality: from the Scottsboro case to the breaking of baseball’s color barrier, 1931-1947

973.049 Myers

One more river to cross:  an African American photograph album

973.0496   Grossman

A chance to make good: African Americans, 1900-1929

975 Cason

90’0s in the shade

975 Hahn

A nation under our feet: Balck political struggles in the rural South, from slavery to the great migration

975 Wyatt-Brown

Southern honor: ethics and behavior in the old South

975.00496   Litwack

Trouble in the mind: Black Southerners in the age of Jim Crow

975.041 Ayers

The promise of the New South: life after Reconstruction

B Hurston 

Folklore, memoirs and other writings

B Norris

Last of the Scottsboro boys: an autobiography

B Shaw

All God’s dangers: the life of Nate Shaw