Black Boy by Richard Wright

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.

The 98th 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)
  5. - The 100 Best Nonfiction Books of All Time (The Guardian)

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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
Black Boy: Novel-Ties Study Guide Paperback 5657098 $14.81 1984
Spark Notes Black Boy Paperback 2412515 $60.00 $4.29 2002
Richard Wright : Later Works: Black Boy (American Hunger), The Outsider Hardcover 774481 $11.29 $4.00 1991
Black Boy: A Record of Childhood and Youth Paperback 30582 $9.00 $1.34 2007
Black Boy Audible Audiobook 8229 $29.94 2020
Black Boy Publisher: Harper Perennial Modern Classics; Anv edition Mass Market Paperback 985426 $11.03 $2.49
Black Boy CD Audio CD 131899 $21.10 $21.32 2005
Black Boy Hardcover 1132602 $17.67 $14.95 2007
Black Boy Kindle Edition 21542 $9.75 2009
Black Boy - American Hunger : a Record of Childhood and Youth Hardcover 1602004 $25.00
Black Boy (American Hunger : a Record of Childhood and Youth) (Paperback) Mass Market Paperback 1300266 $11.83 $1.61
Black Boy (The Restored Text Established by The Library of America) (Perennial Classics) Paperback 503389 $2.56 $0.01 1998
Black Boy Mass Market Paperback 1414359 $11.50 $0.01
Black Boy Paperback 106716 $4.51 $2.24 2008
Black Boy: A Record of Childhood and Youth Hardcover 2167416 $7.90 $0.01 2005
Black Boy (Bloom's Guides) Kindle Edition 1493635 $16.50 2009
Black Boy (Folio) (French Edition) Mass Market Paperback 3062214 $11.00 $3.25 1974
Black Boy: a Record of Childhood and Youth Hardcover 1175246 $4.49 1945
Black Boy: A Record of Childhood and Youth Paperback 2649989 $25.00 $15.00
Black Boy: A Record of Childhood and Youth (1966) Mass Market Paperback 7084178 $2.99
Black Boy: A Record of Childhood and Youth. Hardcover 14103377 $3.99
Black Boy: A Record of Childhood and Youth Hardcover 3311184 $21.50 $3.99 1991
Black Boy Paperback 511972 $8.80 2015
Black Boy (The Restored Text Established by The Library of America) (Perennial Classics) by Wright, Richard A. [1998] Paperback 259126 $8.10 $1.40 1997
Black Boy (Bloom's Guides (Hardcover)) Hardcover 4602420 $26.49 $12.99 2009
Black Boy; A Record of Chilhood and Youth Hardcover 725519 $10.00