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Black Boy

Black Boy

  

by Richard Wright

Related History & Literature on Shmoop

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Sample of Related History & Literature on Shmoop


  1. The Invisible Man
    No, not The Invisible Man. The author of the 1952 novel Invisible Man: Ralph Ellison. He and Richard Wright were contemporaries and this link helps us to see how they knew each other. We also get to see what influences they had upon each other (hint: Wright encouraged Ellison to WRITE!).

  2. Native Interests
    Got students who are getting wrapped up in Wright? Encourage them to explore another of his classic novels, Native Son. Here's the link for those Shmooplettes who are interested.