1945 BLACK BOY - 10th Edition - Richard Wright Hardcover Dust Jacket
Copyright 1945 Forum Books BLACK BOY by Richard Wright, Tenth Edition. The dust jacket is price clipped and missing a small piece at the top of the spine. It has been placed in a clear archival sleeve for protection. Prices written in pencil on front end page.
Black Boy is an autobiography by Richard Wright about his life. Wright describes his youth in the South and how he moved to Chicago to start his writing career. The major conflict in the story is Richard's individuality and intelligence which lead to a series of problems in the Jim Crow South. Black Boy gained high acclaim in the United States because of Wright's honest and profound depiction of racism in America. It has been criticized for being anti-American, anti-Semitic, and anti-Christian. Black Boy has been banned many times. If you are a collector of banned books, this autobiography is one you want on your library shelf.