Score: 4.5
From 18 Ratings

Black Boy


  • Author: Richard Wright
  • Release Date : 1998-08-05
  • Genre: Classics
  • File Size: 1535439 Bytes


Black Boy is a classic of American autobiography, a subtly crafted narrative of Richard Wright's journey from innocence to experience in the Jim Crow South. An enduring story of one young man's coming off age during a particular time and place, Black Boy remains a seminal text in our history about what it means to be a man, black, and Southern in America. "Superb...The Library of America has insured that most of Wright's major texts are now available as he wanted them to be tread...Most important of all is the opportunity we now have to hear a great American writer speak with his own voice about matters that still resonate at the center of our lives." --Alfred Kazin, New York Time Book Review "The publication of this new edition is not just an editor...

Black Boy


  • Author: Richard Wright
  • Release Date : 1945-06-06
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
  • File Size: 995640 Bytes


Black Boy is a classic of American autobiography, a subtly crafted narrative of Richard Wright's journey from innocence to experience in the Jim Crow South. An enduring story of one young man's coming of age during a particular time and place, Black Boy remains a seminal text in our history about what it means to be a man, black, and Southern in America....

Black Boy
Score: 4.5
From 12 Ratings

Black Boy


  • Author : Richard Wright
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2009-06-16
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780061935480


Black Boy Book Description :

Richard Wright's powerful account of his journey from innocence to experience in the Jim Crow South. It is at once an unashamed confession and a profound indictment--a poignant and disturbing record of social injustice and human suffering. When Black Boy exploded onto the literary scene in 1945, it caused a sensation. Orville Prescott of the New York Times wrote that “if enough such books are written, if enough millions of people read them maybe, someday, in the fullness of time, there will be a greater understanding and a more true democracy.” Opposing forces felt compelled to comment: addressing Congress, Senator Theodore Bilbo of Mississippi argued that the purpose of this book “was to plant seeds of hate and devilment in the minds of every ...

Black Boy

Black Boy


  • Author : Facts On File, Incorporated
  • Publisher : Infobase Publishing
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: American fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781438130422


Black Boy Book Description :

Discusses the writing of Black boy by Richard Wright. Includes critical essays on the work and a brief biography of the author....

Black Boy  American Hunger
Score: 4
From 4 Ratings

Black Boy American Hunger


  • Author : Richard Wright
  • Publisher : Perennial
  • Release Date : 1993
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015032972435


Black Boy American Hunger Book Description :

In a new edition of this classic autobiography, the author of Native Son chronicles his experience growing up black in the Jim Crow South. Reprint. NYT....

Richard Wright s Black Boy
Score: 5
From 2 Ratings

Richard Wright s Black Boy


  • Author : Harold Bloom
  • Publisher : Infobase Publishing
  • Release Date : 2006-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780791085851


Richard Wright s Black Boy Book Description :

A critical overview of the work features the contributions of Dan McCall, Claudia C. Tate, Charles T. Davis, Yoshinobu Hakutani, Elizabeth J. Ciner, and other scholars, discussing the themes and characters of the novel....

Richard Wright s Black Boy  American Hunger
Score: 5
From 2 Ratings

Richard Wright s Black Boy American Hunger


  • Author : William L. Andrews
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780195157727


Richard Wright s Black Boy American Hunger Book Description :

This casebook reprints a selection of important and representative reviews, criticism and scholarly analysis of Richard Wright's 'Black Boy (American Hunger): A Record of Childhood and Youth' (1991)....

Dear Black Boy

Dear Black Boy


  • Author : Martellus Bennett
  • Publisher : Joe Books Limited
  • Release Date : 2018-10-30
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0996982086


Dear Black Boy Book Description :

"No longer can they just roll us a ball and say good luck, weÕre more than athletes." Dear Black Boy is a letter of encouragement to all the brown-skinned boys around the world who feel like sports are all they have. It is a reminder that they are more than athletes, more than a jersey number, more than a great crossover or a forty-time, that the biggest game that they'll ever play is the game of life, and there are people rooting for them off of the courts and fields, not as athletes, but as future leaders of the world. The same things that make these boys great on whatever playing surface they choose are the same things that will propel them forward in life: mental toughness, dedication, passion, determination, and effort are all things that carry...

Black Boy
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Black Boy


  • Author : BookCaps
  • Publisher : BookCaps Study Guides
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781610426473


Black Boy Book Description :

The perfect companion to Richard Wright's "Black Boy," this study guide contains a chapter by chapter analysis of the book, a summary of the plot, and a guide to major characters and themes. BookCap Study Guides do not contain text from the actual book, and are not meant to be purchased as alternatives to reading the book. We all need refreshers every now and then. Whether you are a student trying to cram for that big final, or someone just trying to understand a book more, BookCaps can help. We are a small, but growing company, and are adding titles every month....

CliffsNotes on Wright s Black Boy

CliffsNotes on Wright s Black Boy


  • Author : Carl Senna
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2007-08-20
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780544179950


CliffsNotes on Wright s Black Boy Book Description :

The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. CliffsNotes on Black Boy chronicles the alienation of the author – not only from white society, but from his own people. Richard Wright’s novel is a cry of anguish in the face of the human condition and the tragedy that comes when an individual struggles to overcome it. With this study guide, you’ll experience the events and the unique tone of the novel. Background about the life of the author will help shed light on the novel’s themes. Other features that help you study include Character analyses of major players Chapter summaries and commentaries Critical essays Character genealogy chart Helpful maps...

Go to School  You re a Little Black Boy

Go to School You re a Little Black Boy


  • Author : Lincoln Alexander
  • Publisher : Dundurn
  • Release Date : 2010-01-07
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781459703001


Go to School You re a Little Black Boy Book Description :

Among the important stories that need to be told about noteworthy Canadians, Lincoln Alexander’s sits at the top of the list. Born in Toronto in 1922, the son of a maid and a railway porter, Alexander embarked on an exemplary life path that has involved military service for his country, a successful political career, a thriving law career, and vocal advocacy on subjects ranging from antiracism to the importance of education. In this biography, Shoveller traces a remarkable series of events from Alexander’s early life to the present that helped shape the charismatic and influential leader whose impact continues to be felt today. From facing down racism to challenging the postwar Ontario establishment, becoming Canada’s first black member of Parl...