Call Number: PN 4874.B6625A3 1997
A haunting memoir about growing up dirt-poor in the Alabama hills--and about moving on but never really being able to leave.
Call Number: E 184.I6M117 1999
Life in impoverished Depression-era Ireland holds little promise for young Frank McCourt, the oldest son in a tightly-knit family. Living by his wits, cheered by his irrepressible spirit, and sustained by his mother's fierce love, Frank embarks on an inspiring journey to overcome the poverty of his childhood and reach the land of his dreams: America.
Call Number: PS 3545 .R815Z96 2005
The essays in this casebook address a range of topics including the circumstances of Wright's original 1945 book; the relationship between the novel and Wright's actual biography; the African-American autobiographical tradition; the influences of various writers and literary movements on Black Boy; and the impact of African-American vernacular and oral performance on Wright's autobiography.
Call Number: HV 5132 .W35 2005
As children growing up in West Virginia, Jeanette and her siblings always believed in her parents' promises. Perhaps, as children, they never realized what alcoholism can do to a family. Coming to maturity under the resulting poverty, they were determined to break free from the broken dreams and make their own way.
Call Number: F 870 .M5R62 1983
This is the story of Mexican-American Richard Rodriguez, who begins his schooling in Sacramento, California, knowing just 50 words of English, and concludes his university studies in the stately quiet of the reading room of the British Museum. Here is the poignant journey of a "minority student" who pays the cost of his social assimilation and academic success with a painful alienation - from his past, his parents, his culture - and so describes the high price of "making it" in middle-class America.
Call Number: HV 4505.S86 2003
This is the story of a girl coming into her own, learning and understanding her place in the world. It is about the innocence and resiliency of childhood, the space of happiness and joy which poverty was unable to demolish or diminish.
Call Number: TL 789.8.U6 A58113 2002
Call Number: TA 167 .M59 2008
Call Number: TL 789.8 .U6A52435 1999
Call Number: TL 789.8.U5 B784 2007
Call Number: N (New books)
Call Number: TL 789.8.U5 C33 2006