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A Lesson Before Dying - Reading List

Imagine and Discover

Main Stage performances are at the New Hazlett Theatre Center for Performing Arts

Performances are typically 2 hours long.

Showtimes: Friday & Saturday @ 8:00 PM
Sunday @ 2:30 PM




A Lesson Before Dying

by Romulus Linney, based on the novel by Ernest J. Gaines
March 4, 2016 - March 13, 2016

Reading list provided by Northland Public Library:

A Lesson Before Dying: Further Reading Recommendations

Billy by Albert French

A 10 year old boy, accused of murder, must make his way through a judicial system that considers him disposable because of his race.

The Classroom and the Cell: Conversations on Black Life in America by Mumia Abu-Jamal

The conversations between death row inmate Abu-Jamal and Marc Lamont-Hill cover a wide range of issues facing African-American men in the 21st century.

Death Penalty: fair solution or moral failure? By JoAnn Bren Guernsey

A thoughtful look at both sides of the death penalty question.

The Other Wes Moore: one name, two fates By Wes Moore

Two men share the same name, but lead very different lives because of their own choices and societal forces beyond their control.

To Sir, With Love by E.R. Braithwaite

The book that inspired the classic 60’s movie. A black teacher opens the hearts and minds of a group of unruly teens and teaches them to be responsible adults.