The world through a different lens

In This Class: African-American / Black Literature


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Reading takes on a new focus when you relate differently to the authors and material.

“This course will explore African-American/Black literature from the 19th century to the 21st century,” reads the Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District’s Course Catalogue.

African-American / Black Literature is a course designed to introduce and expand on novels, short stories, poetry and nonfiction articles from writers from these time periods. It has an emphasis on both cultural themes and social movements.  

Not only will students develop their writing skills through different writing activities, but they will also practice analysis and reading to better understand the African-American / Black experience in America. 

This class is only offered to seniors and it is taught over the course of a semester by Ms. Alyssa Phenix in E-5. It also meets the college entrance requirements for UCs and CSUs under the “b” or “g” categories.