Miller--a professor of African American literature and author of the critically acclaimed Frederick Douglass: The Last Day of Slavery, A House by the River, and Zora Hurston and the Chinaberry Tree-- masterfully builds suspense, as readers wonder how the young African American will quench his thirst for books without being busted by the local white librarian. Wright's story is perfectly complemented by the work of Gregory Christie, winner of the 1997 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Award for Palm of My Heart. (Ages 5 to 9) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I have read this book many times to children.
Everyone MUST see the portrait of Wright on the cover of "HAIKU, This Other World" and be moved by that handsome face which reflects such great strength of character.
Richard Wright grew into a writer and was able to use words and writing not because he learned phonics or took tests but because he had books to read.
I definitely feel that should be read by those who do not like to read and to show them what some people went through to get the right to go to the library and to read the treasure... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Abbey Williams
Nice addition to my Richard Wright shelf. The amazing part are the illustrations. They are masterpieces I would love to add to my art collection.Published 11 months ago by Dana M. Campbell
You did such a great job conceptualizing this episodic biography. I have read this book many times to children. It is a wonderful story.Published 17 months ago by J.Marie
Excellent book for showing children the drive -- the PASSION! -- to read and become educated that propelled previous generations of Black Americans to success. Read morePublished on August 30, 2012 by M. Heiss