What Do I Read Next?
Native Son by Richard Wright, which was published in 1940, opens with a scene in which a family attempts to kill a rat. The protagonist, Bigger Thomas, becomes a chauffeur and eventually kills the daughter of his boss.
The Selected Poems of Langston Hughes, published in 1987, contain much of the work Hughes published, including the poem "Harlem." Hughes' s poems both protest injustice and celebrate beauty.
To Be Young, Gifted, and Black is a collection of autobiographical writings by Lorraine Hansberry published after her death in 1969. It remains one of the most well-known autobiographies of the 1960s.
Coming of Age in...
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