I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou: This novelistic autobiography tells the story of Angelou's youth, with a focus on racial prejudice in the United States in the 1930s and 40s.
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee: This novel explores racism in the South through the eyes of a white girl whose father, a trial lawyer, defends a black man falsely accused of rape.
A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen: This Norwegian domestic drama from the late 19th Century is about a young wife who slowly comes to realize that the dynamics of her marriage has trapped her in an impossible situation. This play was groundbreaking in exploring the oppression of women.
Intimate Apparel by Lynn...