Everything you need to understand or teach Makes Me Wanna Holler by Nathan McCall.
The book opens with Nathan McCall and several of his friends, as teenagers, seeing a young white boy riding a bicycle and immediately attacking him, beating him severely. Each time McCall strikes the boy, he remembers some injustice against him, usually a slight based solely on race. When he realizes the boy isn't moving, he steps back and the group eventually stops beating the boy. McCall admits that for a moment he fears the young man dead, but then sees him breathing. Chapter two opens by stepping back in time to 1964 as McCall and his family arrive in a housing development called Cavalier Manor. The family has a new home among a development filled with new homes aimed at blacks. While the stated goal is to provide equal housing opportunities, the perceived goal is to keep the blacks confined to a specific neighborhood.
McCall grows up on the...
Makes Me Wanna Holler: A Young Black Man in America Lesson Plans contain 131 pages of teaching material, including: