What Do I Read Next?
The Second Sex (1949) by French writer Simone de Beauvoir. A landmark book that outlines the biological, historical, and social origins of women's oppression. Recognized as one of the books that helped launch the feminist movement.
The Dollmaker (1954) by Harriette Arnow. A novel about a poor, Southern, working-class family that moves to Detroit during World War II. Chronicles the mother's growing disillusionment with modern society as she struggles to raise her children against the backdrop of the city's dangerous steel mills.
''Blues Ain't No Mocking Bird'' (1972) a short story published in Toni Cade Bambara's collection Gorilla, My Love. An impoverished African-American family attracts the attention of a film crew gathering footage for a project on the county food-stamp program. Despite the protests of a grandmother and her husband, the men trespass on the family's property and refuse to stop filming the family's humble living quarters.