Black Boy Book by Richard Wright books.google.com Black Boy is an autobiography by Richard Wright. The author explores his childhood, race relations in the South, and his eventual move to Chicago, where he establishes his writing career and becomes involved with the Communist Party. Wikipedia Published: 1945 Author: Richard Wright Followed by: The Outsider Genres: Künstlerroman, Autobiography, Non-fiction, Biography
“As a young black man in the segregated South of the 1920s, Wright was hungry to explore new worlds through books, but was forbidden from borrowing them from the library. This touching account tells of his love of reading, and how his unwavering perseverance, along with the help of a co-worker, came together to make Richard’s dream a reality An inspirational story for children of all backgrounds, Richard Wright and the Library Card shares a poignant turning point in the life of a young…
The pre-WWI boyhood of author Richard Wright in the segregated south. Highs: Found his voice as a writer at a early age. Lows: Rough poverty-stricken childhood filled w/ racism and hunger. Heart wrenching. Grade: A+
A Biography of Richard Wright. Richard Wright is most notable for his novel Native Son, which was the first bestselling novel by a black American writer and the first Book-of-the-Month Club selection by an African-American writer. Wright truly helped launch African American literature from its struggling roots to being recognized as equally on-par with white American literature.