Black Boy by Richard Wright

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Black Boy is an autobiography by Richard Wright. Depicting Wright's life in great detail, the book tells the story of his troubled youth and race relations in the South. It is about the struggles that many of his race had to go through to survive in the early 1900's. In the story, Richard is a non-religious child who grows up in a racist world. He must overcome those struggles to bring himself and loved family members to the north. There he becomes involved with the Communist party. Richard is a very lonely person, which allows him to realize the many advantages of reading books.

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The 86th greatest nonfiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 2nd on The Best Southern Nonfiction of All Time (Oxford American)
  2. - 13th on The Modern Library | 100 Best Nonfiction (The Modern Library)
  3. - 100 Major Works of Modern Creative Nonfiction (About.com)
  4. - 100 Life-Changing Books (National Book Award)

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    Year Published
    2009
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