Teacher Guide

Angela's Ashes Lesson Plan

Relationship to Other Books

Angela's Ashes is the first of three memoirs that McCourt wrote. Students may consider reading 'Tis and Teacher Man as well. In addition, McCourt's brother, Malachy McCourt, produced several memoirs and other works of his own, including A Monk Swimming and Singing My Him Song.

One of the most famous Irish works about childhood, published long before Angela's Ashes, is Joyce's Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.

Other compelling memoirs of childhood struggles include Jeannette Walls' The Glass Castle, Staceyann Chin's The Other Side of Paradise, Esmeralda Santiago's When I Was Puerto Rican, James McBride's The Color of Water, and Jeanette Winterson's Why Be Happy When You Could Be...

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