What Do I Read Next?
Go Telll it on the Mountain, Baldwin's landmark novel about the condition of African Americans in the United States.
Notes of a Native Son, Baldwin's highly regarded collection of essays which discuss race issues.
Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison is another landmark novel about the position of blacks in American society.
Mexico City Blues (1959) by Jack Kerouac is a song-like novel written in the style of jazz compositions. Kerouac was a leader of the Beat Movement in literature, a group of New York City writers in the 1940s and 1950s who were influenced by the milieu of Harlem, bebop jazz music, blues, and drugs.