Black Boy by Richard Wright, Jerry W. Ward Jr.

419 pages first pub 1945 (editions)

nonfiction biography classics memoir challenging reflective slow-paced


Black Boy is a classic of American autobiography, a subtly crafted narrative of Richard Wright's journey from innocence to experience in the Jim Crow South. An enduring story of one young man's coming of age during a particular time and place, Bla...

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reflective 72%
emotional 62%
challenging 61%
informative 52%
dark 50%
sad 40%
tense 38%
inspiring 25%
hopeful 13%
adventurous 12%
funny 5%
lighthearted 2%
mysterious 2%
relaxing 2%


medium 58%
slow 23%
fast 17%

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