Recommended Readings for Teaching African American Males

  • Teaching Reading to Black Adolescent Males by Alfred Tatum
  • Reading for Their Life by Alfred Tatum

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Professional Resources

Reading for Their Life by Alfred W. Tatum
Literacy and Gender: Researching texts, contexts and readers by Gemma Moss
SBA: The Reawakening of the African Mind by Asa Hilliard
Teaching Reading to Black Adolescent Males by Alfred W. Tatum
Toward a Literacy of Promise:Joining the African American Struggle edited by Linda Spears-Bunton and Rebecca Powell
Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books by Azar Nafisi
Unequal Childhoods: Class, Race, and Family Life by Annette Lareau
Radical Possibilities by Jean Anyon
Literacy Research for Political Action and Social Change Edited by Mollie Blackburn and Caroline T. Clark
Educating the Other America: Top Experts Tackle Poverty, Literacy, and Achievement in Our Schools by Susan B. Neuman
Is literacy enough?: Pathways to Academic Success for Adolescents by Catherine Snow, Michelle Porche, Patton Tabors, and Stephanie Harris
Reframing Sociocultural Research on Literacy: Identity, Agency, and Power Edited by Cynthia Lewsi, Patricia Enciso, and Elizabeth 

Texts for African American Males

Preamble to the United States Constitution

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

47 (elem)
Donavan's Word Jar (elem)
145th Street – Short Stories (great for teaching writing)
A Raisin in the Sun
Almos’ a Man
Appeal to the Coloured Citizens of the World
Authentically Black
Autobiography of a L.A. Gang Member
Autobiography of Malcolm X
Bang (elem)
Be Boy Buzz (elem)
Before the Mayflower
Best Short Stories by Black Writers 1899-1967
Black Art
Black Boy
Black Jacobians
Black Skin White Mask
Blood in My Eye
Bronx Masquerade
Classic Slave Narratives
Columbian Orator
Convicted in the Womb
Declaration of Independence
Die Nigger Die
Discover the Power Within You
Forged by Fire
Gettin' thru Thurday (elem)
Gifted Hands
Hip-Hop High School (high school)
Hoopster (high school)
I Have a Dream
If We Must Die
Invisible Man
Kaffir Boy
Lift Every Voice and Sing (elem)
Lynching for Profit
Marijuana and a Pistol
Message to the Blackman in America
Mother to Son (elem)
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
Native Son
Negroes with Guns
Pass it On (elem)
Pursuit of Happyness
Quitting America
Red Scarf Girl: A Memoir of a Cultural Revolution
Seven Storey Mountain
Shame of a Nation
Sixteen Ways to Look at a Black Man
Soledad Brothers: The Prison Letters of George Jackson
Soul of Ice
Sounder (great for teaching writing)
(State) Constitution
Stolen Legacy
Suitcase (elem)
Tally’s Corner
Test of a Man
The Almost White Boy
The Barber's Cutting Edge (elem)
The Black Presence in the Bible:Discovering the Black and African Identity of Biblical Persons and Nations
The Fire Next Time
The First Part Last
The Learning Tree
The Liberator
The Miseducation of the Negro
The Rebel
The Revolt of the Evil Fairies (elem)
The Souls of Black Folks
The Toothpaste Millionaire (elem)
The Torah
The U.S. Constitution
They Came Before Columbus
Touching Spirit Bear
What is the What
Why We Can't Wait
Wings (elem)
Winning the Race
Wretched of the Earth