AP Reading List – Book-A-Day: A Raisin in the Sun

Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun. Our #Book-A-Day suggestion  for today.Author:  Lorraine Hansberry

Category:  Drama

Overview: Having the means to change your lives and live out a a better future is the theme in this story.  Explored through an African-American family living in Chicago in the 1950’s. They need to determine whose dream of the future they are going to follow.

What they’re saying in the Prepwise staff room:

Chris: “The American Dream can be a nightmare.  Read this, compare it to “Death of a Salesman,” and pursue your own dreams with greater care.”

Ethan: “This play gives a glimpse of what the Civil Rights Movement was truly about like no textbook could ever hope to do. While readers may not relate directly to each character’s circumstances, the relationship from grandmother, father, mother, sister, and brother is more than enough to inspire some empathy.”

Madisyn:  “This is a great play and movie, but an even better book! It was a story about family values, sacrifice, and love. Truly, a must read.”


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