Blues Ain't No Mockin Bird Literary Conflict

Updated: 3/29/2019
Blues Ain't No Mockin Bird Literary Conflict
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Blues Ain't No Mockingbird Lesson Plans

Blues Ain't No Mockingbird by Toni Cade Bambara

Lesson Plans by Rebecca Ray

“Blues Ain’t No Mockingbird” by Toni Cade Bambara is a short story about the narrator and her family's life in the deep south. The family must deal with many changes that arise after two men with cameras invade their privacy to make a documentary. This story uses rich language and themes to help the reader imagine what life was truly like for the narrator and Cathy during this difficult time.


Blues Ain't No Mockin Bird

Storyboard Description

Identify literary conflict in Blues Ain't No Mocking Bird by Toni Cade Bambara

Storyboard Text

  • MAN vs MAN
  • MAN vs SOCIETY
  • MAN vs NATURE
  • Granny is upset with the camera men who refuse to leave her property.
  • The cameramen are judging and exploiting the family because they are poor. They make a comment that it is for the country’s food stamps program. Granny gets annoyed because she is hardworking and humble and doesn't want to be stereotyped.
  • Granddaddy is able to kill a hawk in the air by throwing his hammer at it.