This series explores the migration experience from Africa to America, from south to north, from rural to urban—a powerful and recurring theme in twentieth-century literature.
- If He Hollers Let Him Go by Chester Himes
- The Street by Ann Lane Petry
- Praisesong for the Widow by Paule Marshall
- Devil in a Blue Dress by Walter Mosley
- Blue as the Lake: A Personal Geography by Robert B. Stepto
The humanities scholar’s essay was written by Valerie Smith, Professor of Afro-American Literature and Culture and Chair of the Program in African American Studies at UCLA.
How-To Discussion Programming Guides
Developed to aid participants in “The Millennium Project for Public Libraries,” this how-to guide (PDF) provides basic information about developing and promoting book discussion programs.
When planning a “Let’s Talk About It” program, you may wish to consult the planner’s manual (PDF) for general how-to information about program format, selecting a scholar, promoting your series, evaluation, and more.