What Do I Read Next?
- Mr. Death: Four Stories (1975) is Moody's only other published work.
- Richard Wright's autobiography Black Boy (1945) uses fictional and novelistic techniques to describe Wright's youth in Mississippi and Tennessee. It is widely considered to be one of his finest works.
- Albert French's novel Billy (1995) takes place in rural Mississippi in the 1930s. When ten-year-old Billy accidentally kills a white teenager, he is placed on trial in a courtroom that shows the degree of racism and injustice prevalent in the South at that time.
- Lay Bare the Heart: An Autobiography of the Civil Rights (1985) is James Farmer's award-winning contribution to literature of the civil rights movement. Farmer, who founded CORE in 1942, conveys the struggle that he and other civil rights leaders went through to achieve their important goals.
- I've Got the Light of Freedom: The Organizing Tradition and the Mississippi Freedom Struggle (1996), by Charles M. Payne, emphasizes the grassroots organization and the individuals involved in the civil rights struggle in Mississippi.
- The Pulitzer Prize-winning To Kill a Mockingbird (1961), by Harper Lee tells the story of a small-town southern lawyer who defends an African-American man accused of raping a white woman.
- A Way Out of No Way: Writings about Growing Up Black in America (1996), edited by Jacqueline Wilson, collects works by African-American writers, including Langston Hughes James Baldwin Toni Morrison and Jamaica Kincaid. The pieces deal with such issues as family, race, and coming of age.