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Black Like Me - John Howard Griffin

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Published: 20th October 2010
For Ages: 18+ years old
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THE HISTORY-MAKING CLASSIC ABOUT CROSSING THE COLOR LINE IN AMERICA'S SEGREGATED SOUTH

“One of the deepest, most penetrating documents yet set down on the racial question.”—Atlanta Journal & Constitution

 
In the Deep South of the 1950’s, a color line was etched in blood across Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia. Journalist John Howard Griffin decided to cross that line. Using medication that darkened his skin to deep brown, he exchanged his privileged life as a Southern white man for the disenfranchised world of an unemployed black man.
 
What happened to John Howard Griffin—from the outside and within himself—as he made his way through the segregated Deep South is recorded in this searing work of nonfiction. His audacious, still chillingly relevant eyewitness history is a work about race and humanity every American must read.
 
With an Epilogue by the author
and an Afterword by Robert Bonazzi

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insights into attitudes to black African Americans

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  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Easy To Understand
  • Informative
  • Inspirational
  • Relevant
  • Relevant In 2015
  • Well Written

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    I will use it as a gift to a younger generation who haven't experienced discrimination

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    "Essential reading...a social document of the first order, providing material absolutely unavailable elsewhere with such authenticity that it cannot be dismissed."--San Francisco Chronicle "A stinging indictment of thoughtless, needless inhumanity. No one can read it without suffering."--Dallas Morning News "Black Like Me is a moving and troubling book written by an accomplished novelist. It is a scathing indictment of our society."--Saturday Review -Essential reading...a social document of the first order, providing material absolutely unavailable elsewhere with such authenticity that it cannot be dismissed.---San Francisco Chronicle -A stinging indictment of thoughtless, needless inhumanity. No one can read it without suffering.---Dallas Morning News -Black Like Me is a moving and troubling book written by an accomplished novelist. It is a scathing indictment of our society.---Saturday Review

    ISBN: 9780451234216
    ISBN-10: 0451234219
    Audience: General
    For Ages: 18+ years old
    For Grades: 8 - 12
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 200
    Published: 20th October 2010
    Publisher: Penguin Putnam Inc
    Country of Publication: US
    Dimensions (cm): 18.8 x 10.7  x 1.5
    Weight (kg): 0.11
    Edition Number: 50