As a child journeys toward adulthood, the young person often undergoes challenging rites of passage. In this reading and discussion course, we consider a variety of literary works - all revealing how gender, family, race, and particularly region influence a child’s character and shape his or her identity while growing and maturing in the American south.
GROUP LEADER: Harvey Fenigsohn holds degrees from the University of Virginia, Johns Hopkins University and the University of North Carolina (Greensboro). He has taught at the college and secondary level, including 20 years at Bancroft School, and was awarded a Fulbright Teacher Exchange Grant. Most recently, he wrote book reviews and articles at the University of Massachusetts Medical School Library, and he has published in national and local publications.
1) Classic Slave Narratives, Henry Louis Gates (Editor), Mass Market Paperback, Signet Reissue edition (Jan 3, 2012) ISBN#: 978 0451532138
2) To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee, Mass Market Paperback, Grand Central Publishing (Oct.11, 1988) ISBN#: 978-0446310789
3) Growing Up in the South, Suzanne Jones (Editor), Mass Market Paperback, Signet, ISBN#: 978-0451528735
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