Surviving Alone The ‘Rite of Passage’ by Richard Wright has a preeminent place in the literary world because this book teaches a lesson of survival, white power, and influence. Wright is an American author who wrote novels, poems, and short stories. He is best known for his book ‘Black Boy’ and ‘Native Son’. The book ‘Rite of Passage’ written by Richard Wright is about a 15 year old boy who has straight A’s in school and the people he has lived with all his life is not really his family, which leads to his debacle journey. As Johnny goes through this difficult stage in life he decides to run away not thinking about where he’s going to stay or how he’s going to get food.
‘Jasper Jones’-Craig Silvey (Novel): Craig Silvey’s second novel, Jasper Jones is a confronting story about a teenage boy, Charlie Bucktin growing up in a rural Australian town during the summer of 1965. In the story Charlie has to deal with some very deep and adult phenomena. The story gives a comprehensive account of Charlie finding out the harsh realities of the world and transitioning from boy hood to man hood. Characterisation- Silvey has included two characters, these being Jeffrey Lu and Jasper Jones whose families are not of a white background. These characters have been made a part of this novel because the two nationalities are experiencing social issues at that time.
The Fires of Jubilee written by Stephen B. Oates is a book written about a young slave life from prepubescents to adulthood, or better yet a young smart boy to an older anarchy inducing man. The setting of the book takes place in Southampton County Virginia around the 1800’s. The main protagonist being a young slave called Nat Turner. The author very briefly gives details about Nat’s life as a newborn, mainly giving a brief summary of who his mother is. His mother was purchased to be a slave by a man named Benjamin Turner, a wealthy tide water planter.
If you like to watch criminal shows like “Criminal Minds” or “CIS” then reading a criminal justice book would be right for you. Bryan Stevenson, an author and gifted young attorney of Just Mercy: A Story of Justice And Redemption was named one of the best books of the year by The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe Time, and The Seattle Times. Bryan Stevenson is an African American who studies at Harvard Law School but was working in Georgia for an internship. He is so dedicated into helping inmates who were in the lower class, and the wrongly condemned in the justice system. Once, you start reading the first page of his book you will never want to put that book down.
James Baldwin is a renowned author best known for his work of essays, books and short stories, particularly those which dwell deeply into important social and psychological issues of discrimination, gender inequality, homophobia and so on. One of Mr. Baldwin 's most appreciated literary works is the short story 'Sonny 's Blues ' which focuses on two brothers who grew up together but take different paths in life. The story follows the narrator learning about his brother Sonny 's incarceration due to the use and selling of drugs until his brother gets parole. Throughout the story, we learn about the relationship between the pair and are able to witness the narrators ultimate understanding of Sonny and his ambition. As we continue to observe the impressive short story, we find the most recurring theme to be that of sorrow.
The Struggles During Wartime The sierra Leone child soldier survivor Ishmael Beah. He had to deal with the separation of his family at twelve-years old, exposure to guns, violence and starvation,but, the worst of all was when he had to become a killer. One of the many struggles Beah had to deal with when he was a little kid was the exposure to gun and violence. In the book review the author said, “Given rudimentary training, Beah seems then to have gone on a two-year mind-bending killing spree…”(Boyd 303).. The “Two year killing spree” were the results of the gruesome life Beah has been living.
James K. Polk is the 11th President in which you may know him by leading us into the Mexican war. James K. Polk grew up with hard conditions, but overpowered those problems and became the man he was. As a young child Polk was the oldest of ten children, he was often ill when he was young. James K. Polk as a teen then had survived a major operation of urinary stones. He was the son of a North Carolina farmer and surveyor, James Knox Polk was ten years old when his family crossed the Appalachian Mountains.
But that wasn’t easy, he fasted a million times, and marched many times. Cesar Chavez is the guy we should honor. Originally, Cesar Chavez was a farm worker that cares about other workers. He finished school in eighth grade because he needs to help his family farming. When he was young, Chavez and his family toiled in the fields as migrant farm workers, he also joined the American Navy and worked for two years.
Intriguing, inventive, and unusual are some words to describe the novel Tangerine by Edward Bloor. This novel is about protagonist, Paul Fisher, who just moved from Houston, Texas, to Tangerine County Florida where he has to deal with natural disasters striking everyday. On top of that he has to withstand his dissolute brother, Erik Fisher, the antagonist at home. He also needs to endure the favoritism portrayed by his father towards Erik and his football dream. In this novel we find out how Paul Fisher last living in this irregular neighborhood.
The play Fences is a drama written by August Wilson who was one of six children and also dealt with opeesrrions and racism when he dropped out of school due the struggles of racism. The play Fences presents the character Troy Maxson a person who has faced racism and discrimanation throughout his life. The Pulitzer Prize winning play is set in 1957-1965, a time when African-Amercians where hopeful for a better life. In Fences, racism haunts Troy Maxon’s life past and present. The play brings the view of racism in the world through Tory Maxson, family and friends.