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Read More About It: Clybourne Park

Posted on November 4, 2013


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Clybourne Park, Bruce Norris's provocative comedy about race, class, and real estate in a Chicago neighborhood opens in the Weber Theatre on Nov. 7th. Spanning 2 generations 50 years apart, it's a fictional tale about the white family that sold their house to the Youngers, the black family depicted in Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun.

In addition to receiving rave reviews, Clybourne Park also won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, London's 2011 Olivier Award for Best New Play, and the 2012 Tony Award for Best Play.

Gloria Barker, Director of Library Services, has compiled a reading list on the topic of race in America to coincide with the Clybourne Park performance at Wheaton directed by Stephanie Burlington Daniels:

  • April 4, 1968 : Martin Luther King Jr.'s Death and How it Changed America / Michael Eric Dyson. E185.615.D944 2008 (Stacks)
  • The Black Image in the White Mind [electronic resource]: Media and Race in America / Robert M. Entman. (E-Book)
  • The Clamorgans : One Family's History of Race in America / Julie Winch. F474.S29N4835 2011 (Stacks)
  • Clybourne Park / Bruce Norris. (E-Book - Nook Color - Ask at Circulation Desk)
  • Clybourne Park / Bruce Norris. PS3614.O768C59 2012 (Stacks)
  • Creating a New Racial Order : How Immigration, Multiracialism, Genomics, and the Young Can Remake Race in America / Jennifer Hochschild, Vesla Weaver, Traci Burch. HB3505.H635 2012 (Stacks)
  • Face Value : The Entwined Histories of Money and Race in America / Michael O'Malley. E185.O44 2012 (Stacks)
  • Guess Who's Coming to Dinner [videorecording]. PS3561.R255G84 1998 (DVD - Ask at Circulation Desk)
  • Herskovits at the Heart Of Blackness [videorecording]. (Streaming Video)
  • Hip Hop Underground : the Integrity and Ethics of Racial Identification / Anthony Kwame Harrison. ML3531.H36 2009 (Stacks)
  • Little White Houses : How the Postwar Home Constructed Race in America / Dianne Harris. NA2543.R37H37 2013 (Fine Arts Stacks)
  • Manifest Destinies [electronic resource] : the Making of the Mexican American Race / Laura E. Gómez. (E-Book)
  • "Miscegenation" [electronic resource] : Making Race in America / Elise Lemire. (E-Book)
  • Open Wound [electronic resource] : the Long View of Race in America / William McKee Evans. (E-Book)
  • Paint the White House Black : Barack Obama and the Meaning of Race in America / Michael P. Jeffries. E907.J44 2013 (New Book Area)
  • The Persistence of the Color Line : Racial Politics and the Obama Presidency / Randall Kennedy. E185.615.K376 2011 (Stacks)
  • The Preacher and the Politician : Jeremiah Wright, Barack Obama, and Race in America / Clarence E. Walker and Gregory D. Smithers. E908.3.W35 2009 (Stacks)
  • Racial Paranoia : the Unintended Consequences of Political Correctness : the New Reality of Race in America / John L. Jackson, Jr. JK1726.J33 2008 (Stacks)
  • A Raisin in the Sun / Lorraine Hansberry. PS3515.A515R3 1994 (Stacks)
  • A Raisin in the Sun [videorecording]. PS3562.E536R35 2008 (DVD - Ask at Circulation Desk)
  • Searching for the Uncommon Common Ground : New Dimensions on Race in America / Angela Glover Blackwell, Stewart Kwoh, Manuel Pastor. E184.A1B5545 2002 (Stacks)
  • Under Her Skin : How Girls Experience Race in America / edited by Pooja Makhijani. BF723.R3U53 2004 (Stacks)
  • Whispers on the Color Line : Rumor and Race in America / Gary Alan Fine and Patricia A. Turner. GR111.A47F56 2001 (Stacks)
  • White Men on Race : Power, Privilege, and the Shaping of Cultural Consciousness / Joe Feagin and Eileen O'Brien. F184.A1F39 2003 (Stacks)
  • Why White Kids Love Hip-Hop : Wankstas, Wiggers, Wannabes, and the New Reality of Race in America / Bakari Kitwana. ML3531.K58 2005 (Stacks)
  • Yellow : Race in America Beyond Black and White / Frank H. Wu. E184.O6W84 2002 (Stacks)

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