Teacher Resources

Are you planning to use A WISH AFTER MIDNIGHT in the classroom?  In addition to the study guide at the back of the book, you might find these additional resources useful.  If you’re in or near NYC, be sure to check out the Discover Brooklyn’s History page for great field trip ideas.

RELATED TEXTS

Novels:

Butler, Octavia.  Kindred.  1979.  Boston: Beacon Press, 2003.

Mussi, Sharon.  The Door of No Return.  New York: Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2008.

Myers, Walter Dean.  Riot.  New York: Egmont USA, 2009.

Films:

Davis, Kiri.  A Girl Like Me. Reel Works Teen Filmmaking, 2005. http://www.mediathatmattersfest.org/films/a_girl_like_me/

Gerima, Haile.  Sankofa.  Mypheduh Films, Inc., 1993.

Riggs, Marlon.  Ethnic Notions.  California Newsreel, 1986.

Spielberg, Steven.  Amistad.  Dreamworks, 1997. (Scene 11 in particular shows the Middle Passage)

Whitlow, Tre.  Black to Our Roots.

http://www.blacktoourroots.com/synopsis.html

Non-fiction:

Berlin, Ira and Leslie M. Harris, editors. Slavery in New York.  New York: New Press, 2005.

Bolden, Tonya.  Maritcha Lyons: a Nineteenth-Century American Girl.  New York: Harry N. Abrams, 2005.

Harris, Leslie M.  In the Shadow of Slavery: African Americans in New York City, 1626-1863.  Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2004.

Poetry:

Hayden, Robert.  “Middle Passage” (1962)

http://www.poetryfoundation.org/archive/poem.html?id=171823

Music:

Marley, Bob.  “Redemption Song” (1980)

http://www.elyrics.net/read/b/bob-marley-lyrics/redemption-song-lyrics.html

Websites

African Civilization Society Constitution (1861)

http://www.archive.org/stream/constitutionofaf00afri#page/8/mode/1up

Frederick Douglass’ response to the African Civilization Society

http://teachingamericanhistory.org/library/index.asp?document=1031

New York Times’ 1860 article on the African Civilization Society

http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=9B01E0D81F3AE43BBC4E52DFB366838B679FDE


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