Black Boy by Richard Wright

"Black Boy" is an autobiographical account of a young African-American boy growing up in the South during the early 20th century. The book explores his experiences with extreme poverty, racism, and his struggle to find his place in a society that marginalizes and devalues him. The protagonist's desire for self-expression and understanding leads him to a love of literature and writing, providing him with a means to challenge and critique the oppressive social structures around him.

The 612th greatest book of all time


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Total Points: 558

Since this book was first published in 1945, there is a penalty of 0%. The age adjusted score is 558.0.

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