Rite of Passage

Rite of Passage



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Rite of Passage by Richard Wright, Richard, Arnold Rampersad

Wright's never-before-published novel details the coming-of-age of Johnny Gibbs. Set in Harlem in the late 1940s, the story is shaped around Johnny's painful discovery that he is a foster child. Afterword by Arnold Rampersad.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780780770805
Publisher: Harpercollins Childrens Books
Publication date: 09/01/1994
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Richard Wright won international renown for his powerful and visceral depiction of the black experience. He stands today alongside such African-American luminaries as Zora Neale Hurston, James Baldwin, and Toni Morrison, and two of his books, Native Son and Black Boy, are required reading in high schools and colleges across the nation. He died in 1960.

David Diaz has illustrated numerous award-winning books for children, including smoky night by Eve Bunting, for which he was awarded the Caldecott Medal; The Wanderer by Sharon Creech, which received a Newbery Honor; and Me, Frida by Amy Novesky, a Pura Belpré Honor Award winner. Mr. Diaz lives in Southern California.

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