It is an eye opener, sad story of COLOR conscientious people in the most unlikely population!
What I probably enjoyed most about this novel was the way Thurman wrote it almost solely from the narrator's point of view.
She realizes that she can't change things and that she will just have to accept it and love herself for the way she is.
Love this story but felt it was far too short. I was interested in finding out what happen with Alva & Emma Lou.Published 5 months ago by Slimgoody
I highly recommend this book. I just disliked the character, Emma Lou, though I understood her craziness. I highly recommend. It's a quick and easy read.Published 6 months ago by Big Sistah Patty
Written in 1929, The Blacker the Berry was a shocking novel in that it exposed, for the first time, the existence of racism with the black community. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Suzanne Dobbins
The book shows its age a bit. Interesting to explore this aspect of the black culture. I would like to read a current book on the same subject.Published 12 months ago by Edna anders
I have been wanting to read this book for years and only recently found it on Amazon. It is an eye opener, sad story of COLOR conscientious people in the most unlikely... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Julie D Manipon
Blacker the Berry is an easy read. Several times wanted to scream at the main character get a clue. Never did realize the blacker the berry.Published 16 months ago by Lorraine
The author (Wallace Thurman) of "The Blacker the Berry" has displayed trueness in my race. I started experiencing these openly prejudice among my race when I was 27 years... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Shirley A. Butler
This is one of the most honest works about colorism I have ever read. I thank Wallace Thurman for tackling colorism, considering how taboo it was in 1929. Read morePublished on May 19, 2012 by Book Lover Girl