The grandson of a slave and native of Mississippi, Richard Wright will forever be remembered for his books “Black Boy” and “Native Son.”
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Born on Rucker Plantation in Roxie, Mississippi, near Natchez, Richard Wright was the grandson of a slave and is now remembered for his now timeless works of Southern literature, including "Black Boy" and "Native Son."
by Ronald M. Gauthier His little sister slipped and spilled words bubbling with family secrets, and now he could get expelled from the Richard Wright Academy, a special charter school that had a coveted waiting list to get in. His usually tough young face
School starting in many locations across the country today got us thinking about those required reading lists. As an adult, you have a second chance to rediscover some of them - on your own time and with no pop quiz afterward.
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