Black Boy

by Richard Wright

eBook

0 of 1 copy available

Place a hold Read a sample Read a sample

Richard Wright grew up in the woods of Mississippi amid poverty, hunger, fear, and hatred. He lied, stole, and raged at those around him; at six he was a "drunkard," hanging about in taverns. Surly, brutal, cold, suspicious, and self-pitying, he was surrounded on one side by whites who were either indifferent to him, pitying, or cruel, and on the other by blacks who resented anyone trying to rise above the common lot.

Black Boy is 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.


Expand title description text
Publisher: HarperCollins

Kindle Book

  • Release date: June 16, 2009

OverDrive Read

  • ISBN: 9780061935480
  • Release date: June 16, 2009

EPUB eBook

  • ISBN: 9780061935480
  • File size: 586 KB
  • Release date: June 16, 2009

0 of 1 copy available

Available formats

Kindle Book
OverDrive Read
EPUB eBook

Languages

English

Levels

Lexile Score: 950
Text Difficulty: 5-6

Richard Wright grew up in the woods of Mississippi amid poverty, hunger, fear, and hatred. He lied, stole, and raged at those around him; at six he was a "drunkard," hanging about in taverns. Surly, brutal, cold, suspicious, and self-pitying, he was surrounded on one side by whites who were either indifferent to him, pitying, or cruel, and on the other by blacks who resented anyone trying to rise above the common lot.

Black Boy is 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.


Expand title description text