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Ask The Puma Research Guides: The Lesson

Quick start research guides to hundreds of assignments given at Valencia East Campus.


The Lesson


In this short story from the 1972 collection Gorilla, My Love by Toni Cade Bambara, Miss Moore, the college-educated resident of a poor African-American neighborhood in 1960s New York, organizes a trip to F.A.O. Schwarz on Madison Avenue for a group of neighborhood children. The story is told from the perspective of Sylvia, one of the children on the excursion.


Call Numbers for Browsing the Shelves


  • PS3552.A473



LINCCWeb Online Catalog – Search Terms (In All Fields)


  • Bambara, Toni Cade



Circulating Books – A Selected List


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

                           Call Number:  PS3552.A473 G6 1992



Reference Materials


  • Black Literature Criticism Call Number: REF PS153.N5 B556 1992

o   Vol. 1, pg. 119

  • Contemporary Literary Criticsm Call Number: REF PN771.C59

o   Vol. 19, pg. 33

o   Vol. 88, pg. 12-3, 15, 21, 27

  • Critical Survey of Short Fiction Call Number: REF PN3321.C7 2001

o   Vol. 1, pg. 155

  • Masterplots II: Short Story Series (Revised Edition)Call Number: REF PN3326 .M27 2004

o   Vol. 4, pg. 2332-34

  • Short Story Criticism –  Call Number: REF PN3321 .S5

o   Vol. 35, pg. 2, 4-6, 32

  • Short Stories for StudentsCall Number: REF PN3330 .S386

o   Vol. 12, pg. 241-47



Research Databases

To access Valencia’s research databases, open your Atlas account, select ‘Search the Library’, then select ‘Databases A-Z’.


  • Academic Search Complete
  • Literature Resources from Gale


This Research Guide is designed to help users find information on a particular topic within the Valencia College East Campus Library.  This is by no means a comprehensive list of resources and other resources may be available on this topic.  Please check LINCCWeb, Valencia East’s online catalog, to verify the availability of circulating books within the library.  Feel free to ask a librarian for help if you need further assistance.

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