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Richard Wright
Autobiography - Black Boy by Richard Wright


Everyone has a story to tell. The events of our life move forward in time, from our very early recollections as little children to the more clearly visualized events in our adolescence to the sometimes rapidly changing occurences as we enter our teenage years. The telling of our own story is an autobiography. As we examine Richard Wright's life (1908-1960) presented in his autobiographical novel Black Boy (1945), we will see that the sequence of events make this 20th century American author a necessary writer to read.

Each of you will be responsible for reading Black Boy in a timely fashion, doing the assigned work, and being prepared for daily assignments such as self-reflective writing, preparing a timeline, responding to study questions, and taking quizzes.

For more information and study guides:

Richard Wright -- The Mississippi Writer's Page

Pink Monkey Black Boy Study Guide

Black Boy eNotes

SparkNotes Black Boy Study Guide

GradeSaver Classic Notes on Black Boy


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