Everything you need to understand or teach If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin.
This short novel is the story of a young black couple in early 1970’s New York. First-person narration moves between past and present, as the desperation of protagonist Tish to get her husband out of jail interacts with her memories of their deepening connection. Tish’s narrative plays out within a thematic context essentially defined by experiences of encountering anti-black racism, which are themselves counterpointed with images of creation as a form of freedom.
If Beale Street Could Talk Lesson Plans contain 114 pages of teaching material, including: