by Elizabeth Crawford (adaptation of original text)
We've identified these texts as great options for text pairings based on similar themes, literary devices, topic, or writing style. Supplement your lesson with one or more of these options and challenge students to compare and contrast the texts. To assign a paired text, click on the text to go to its page and click the "Assign Text" button there.
- Laura Wrang
In Laura Wrang’s short story “The Sign,” Jess and his mother help a slave escape to the North.Pair “The Sign” with “Am I Not A Woman And A Sister: Women and the Anti-Slavery Campaign” to provide students with a narrative text about helping slaves escape. What role did Ma play in helping slaves escape? Compare Ma’s actions with the information you read in “Am I Not A Woman And A Sister: Women and the Anti-Slavery Campaign.” How does Ma compare to the women referred to in this text? Did Ma and Jess do the right thing? Explain your thinking.
Betwixt & Between
- Leslie Anderson Morales
In the informational text “Betwixt and Between” Leslie Anderson Morales discusses African Americans’ experiences during the 1700s.Pair “Betwixt & Between: Growing up African American in Revolutionary Times” with “Am I Not A Woman And A Sister: Women and the Anti-Slavery Campaign” to provide students with an informational text about how African Americans were treated in the thirteen colonies. How does the information in this text support the abolitionist’s anti-slavery movement? Explain your thinking.