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Blues Ain’t No Mockin Bird

Blues Ain’t No Mockin Bird is one of the short stories in Toni Cade Bambara’s collection Gorilla, My Love, which was published in 1972. It deals with the way one man protects his family from welfare system photographers.

Call Numbers for Browsing the Shelves

  • PS 153.N5
  • PS 374.N4

Circulating Books – A Selected List

  • Bambara, Toni Cade. Gorilla, My Love. 1992.

                     Call Number: PS 3552.A473 G6 1992

  • Bloom, Harold. Black American Women Fiction Writers. 1995.

                    Call Number: PS 374.N4 B57 1995

  • Butler-Evans, Elliott. Race, Gender, and Desire. 1989.

                   Call Number: PS 374.N4 B8 1989

  •  Ervin, Hazel Arnett. (ed.).African American Literary Criticism, 1773 to 2000. 1999.

                   Call Number: PS153.N5 A33 1999

  • Pryse, Marjorie. (ed.). Conjuring. 1985.

                   Call Number: PS153.N5 C63 1985

LINCCWeb online catalog – Search Terms

  • Bambara, Toni Cade

Reference Materials

  • African American WritersCall Number: REF PS153 .N5 A344 2001.

o        Vol. 1, pg. 18-20

  • Contemporary Literary Criticism Call Number: REF PN771. C59

o        Vol. 88, pg. 21, 27              

  •  Short Stories for Students Call Number: REF PN3330 .S386

o        Vol. 4, pg. 50-65

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