Additional Resources for Blues Ain't No Mockingbird by Toni Cade Bambara

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Bambara, Toni Cade. "How She Came by Her Name," in her Deep Sightings and Rescue Missions, Pantheon Books, 1996, pp. 201-45.

In this collection of Bambara's later writings is included an interview with the author, discussing her early career as a writer and essayist.

Burks, Ruth Elizabeth. "From Baptism to Resurrection; Toni Cade Bambara and the Incongruity of Language," in Black Women Writers, edited by Mari Evans, Doubleday, 1984, pp. 48-57.

Burks discusses what she sees as the spiritual power of Bambara's use of language.

Morrison, Toni. "City Limits, Village Values: Concepts of the Neighborhood in Black Fiction," in Literature and the Urban Experience, edited by Michael C. Jaye and Ann Chalmers Watts, Rutgers University Press, 1981, pp. 35-43.

Morrison discusses the role of the city in the works of many African-American writers, including Bambara.

Robinson, Lillian S., ed. Modern Women Writers. Continuum, 1996.

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