Richard Wright and the Library Card by William Miller
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FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Based on a experience from Wright's autobiography, Black Boy, the 17-year-old African American borrows a white man's library card and devours every book as a ticket to freedom.
 

About William Miller

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Miller teaches creative writing and African American literature at York College.
 
Published October 1, 1999 by Perfection Learning. 30 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Education & Reference, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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An episode from the autobiography of Richard Wright is skillfully fictionalized, resulting in a suspenseful and gratifying story about the power of reading.

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Miller's (Zora Hurston and the Chinaberry Tree) narrative fictionalizes a pivotal incident recounted in Richard Wright's 1945 autobiography, Black Boy. Born into a poor family that moved often, Richar

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