Short Stories, Poems & Nonfiction for Secondary: Use this list of suggested informational texts, poetry and prose (all available to print for free online) for an entire year of English curriculum: 50 informational texts & U.S. Seminal Documents, 50 poems (19 written by African American and Latino Poets), 45 short stories (13 written by African American and Latino authors): Practice high school or middle school common-core standards for reading informational texts, reading literature and…
Susie King Taylor: first African American army nurse; the only African American woman to publish a memoir of her wartime experiences; also the first African American to teach openly in a school for former slaves in Georgia.
Richard Nathaniel Wright (September 4, 1908 – November 28, 1960) was an African-American author of sometimes controversial novels, short stories, poems, and non-fiction. Much of his literature concerns racial themes, especially those involving the plight of African-Americans during the late 19th to mid-20th centuries. His work helped redefine discussions of race relations in America in the mid-20th century. (Wikipedia)
African American and Cherokee ~Many freed and escaped slaves went west where there was true freedom and were adopted by tribes taking Native American wives. Reflect. What are your thoughts? Small group discussion. Follow with a short written response.