Black Like Me

Black Like Me
Author: John Howard Griffin
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781609401085
Available:
Release: 2006-04-01
Editor: Wings Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This American classic has been corrected from the original manuscripts and indexed, featuring historic photographs and an extensive biographical afterword.

Black Like Me

Black Like Me
Author: John Howard Griffin
Pages: 188
ISBN: UOM:39015055843521
Available:
Release: 1976
Editor: Signet Book
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This American classic has been corrected from the original manuscripts and indexed, featuring historic photographs and an extensive biographical afterword.

Black Like Me

Black Like Me
Author: John Howard Griffin
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0812415191
Available:
Release: 1996-11-01
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The author tells of his experiences after he darkened his skin and traveled through the South in order to find out how it feels to be black.

For Black Girls Like Me

For Black Girls Like Me
Author: Mariama J. Lockington
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9780374308063
Available:
Release: 2019-07-30
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this lyrical coming-of-age story about family, sisterhood, music, race, and identity, Mariama J. Lockington draws on some of the emotional truths from her own experiences growing up with an adoptive white family. I am a girl but most days I feel like a question mark. Makeda June Kirkland is eleven years old, adopted, and black. Her parents and big sister are white, and even though she loves her family very much, Makeda often feels left out. When Makeda's family moves from Maryland to New Mexico, she leaves behind her best friend, Lena— the only other adopted black girl she knows— for a new life. In New Mexico, everything is different. At home, Makeda’s sister is too cool to hang out with her anymore and at school, she can’t seem to find one real friend. Through it all, Makeda can’t help but wonder: What would it feel like to grow up with a family that looks like me? Through singing, dreaming, and writing secret messages back and forth with Lena, Makeda might just carve a small place for herself in the world. For Black Girls Like Me is for anyone who has ever asked themselves: How do you figure out where you are going if you don’t know where you came from?

Black Like Me

Black Like Me
Author: Chantal Pree
Pages: 329
ISBN: 173678191X
Available:
Release: 2021-04-21
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Black Like Me" is a story about self love. It centers around a young girl who does not like the color black and everything that is linked with black. Black is commonly associated with such negative imagery. She meets up with a young boy that lives near her and she explains all the things that are black that she does not like. The young boy is just the opposite. He loves the color black. Throughout the story he tries to convince her that she should love black too, thus love herself because she is what society calls black and she is beautiful.

White Like Me

White Like Me
Author: Tim Wise
Pages: 438
ISBN: 9781458780911
Available:
Release: 2010-10
Editor: ReadHowYouWant.com
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Flipping John Howard Griffin's classic Black Like Me, and extending Noel Ignatiev's How The Irish Became White into the present-day, Wise explores the meanings and consequences of whiteness, and discusses the ways in which racial privilege can harm not just people of color, but also whites. Using stories instead of stale statistics, Wise weaves a narrative that is at once readable and yet scholarly; analytical and yet accessible.

The Devil Rides Outside

The Devil Rides Outside
Author: John Howard Griffin
Pages: 515
ISBN: 9781609401405
Available:
Release: 2010-10-01
Editor: Wings Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

No less a critic than Clifton Fadiman called The Devil Rides Outside a "staggering novel." The first novel of John H. Griffin, it written during the author's decade of blindness following an injury suffered during the closing days of World War II. As Time Magazine described it, The Devil Rides Outside "has some things relatively rare in U.S. letters: energy, earnestness and unashamed religious fervor." Written as a diary, the novel relates the intellectual and spiritual battles of a young American musicologist who is studying Gregorian chant in a French Benedictine monastery. Even though he is not Catholic, he must live like the monks, sleeping in a cold stone cell, eating poor food, sharing latrine duties. His dreams rage with memories of his Paris mistress; his days are spent being encouraged by the monks to seek God. He takes up residence outside the monastery after an illness, but he finds the village a slough of greed and pettiness and temptation. Indeed, as the French proverb says, "the devil rides outside the monastery walls."

Man in the Mirror

Man in the Mirror
Author: Robert Bonazzi
Pages: 227
ISBN: 9781609401351
Available:
Release: 2010-10
Editor: Wings Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

First published by Orbis Books in 1997,Man in the Mirrortells the story behindBlack Like Me, a book that astonished America upon its publication in 1961, and remains an American classic 50 years later. In 1959 a white writer darkened his skin and passed for a time as a "Negro" in the Deep South. John Howard Griffin was that writer, and his bookBlack Like Meswiftly became a national sensation. Few readers know of the extraordinary journey that led to Griffin's risky "experiment"—the culmination of a lifetime of risk, struggle, and achievement. A native of Texas, Griffin was a medical student who became involved in the rescue of Jews in occupied France; a U.S. serviceman among tribal peoples in the South Pacific, where he suffered an injury that left him blinded for a decade; a convert to Catholicism; and, finally, a novelist and writer. All these experiences fed Griffin's drive to understand what it means to be human, and how human beings can justify treating their fellows—of whatever race or physical description—as "the intrinsic Other." After describing this journey and analyzing the text ofBlack Like Me, Robert Bonazzi treats the dramatic aftermath of Griffin's experiment and life.Man in the Mirrorprovides a fascinating look at the roots of this important book, and offers reflections on why, after all these years, it retains its impact and relevance.

Prison of Culture

Prison of Culture
Author: John Griffin
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9780916727826
Available:
Release: 2011-10-01
Editor: Wings Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The companion volume to the 50th-anniversary edition of Black Like Me, this book features John Howard Griffin’s later writings on racism and spirituality. Conveying a progressive evolution in thinking, it further explores Griffin’s ethical stand in the human rights struggle and nonviolent pursuit of equality—a view he shared with greats such as Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr., and Thomas Merton. Enlightening and forthright, this record also focuses on Griffin’s spiritual grounding in the Catholic monastic tradition, discussing the illuminating meditations on suffering and the author’s own reflections on communication, justice, and dying.

Black Like Me

Black Like Me
Author: Spencer Borisoff,Len Barry,Leonard Borisoff,Spencer Barry
Pages: 255
ISBN: 1904408346
Available:
Release: 2008-05-01
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This is a heartwarming, ever-evolving story about a socially transplanted Caucasian brother and sister thrust by circumstance into life and love in the hood. It is the joy of acceptance and the pain of rejection finally told from the opposite perspective of black Americans being denied assimilation into white society. It is the "OC" inside out, blended with Spike Lee's Jungle Fever upside down, and a kinder, warmer Eminem's 8-Mile. It is a story whose time has finally come. Its chemistry is exquisitely perfect. It presents situations that evoke only empathy, and characters that everyone will relate to and ultimately embrace. Black-Like-Me is the realization of American life and its true promise of human manifest destiny. Read this and swell up inside. Hey, you are about to fall in love!

Nuni

Nuni
Author: John Howard Griffin
Pages: 310
ISBN: 9781609401467
Available:
Release: 2010
Editor: Wings Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

After John Howard Griffin's escape from Nazi-occupied France, he was shipped to the South Pacific, where he was stationed as an isolated observer in the Solomon Islands. That experience led to his second novel, Nuni (1956). As in his first novel, The Devil Rides Outside, an American professor is confronted by an alien reality. In Nuni, that reality is a "primitive," almost Neolithic society. Yet, the professor's intellectual accomplishments are useless here, his place in both family and civilized society meaningless. He learns to cope, not so much in terms of survival as in finding a new meaning to his life. The Chicago Tribune described Nuni as "an extraordinarily interesting account of a white man's life in a savage island village of the Pacific--the greater part of the novel is concerned with the growth in the narrator, a knowledge of as well as affection for the curiously innocent people." The Dallas Times-Herald wrote: "The two greatest novels of the past decade are William Faulkner's A Fable, and John Howard Griffin's Nuni."

Black Like Kyra White Like Me

Black Like Kyra  White Like Me
Author: Judith Vigna
Pages: 32
ISBN: 0613295625
Available:
Release: 1996-01-01
Editor: Turtleback
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When a black family moves to an all-white neighborhood, prejudice rears its ugly head as the white adults behave rudely and children's friendships break up.

African American English

African American English
Author: Lisa J. Green
Pages: 285
ISBN: 0521891388
Available:
Release: 2002-08-08
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This authoritative introduction to African American English (AAE) is the first textbook to look at the grammar as a whole. Clearly organised, it describes patterns in the sentence structure, sound system, word formation and word use in AAE. The textbook examines topics such as education, speech events in the secular and religious world, and the use of language in literature and the media to create black images. It includes exercises to accompany each chapter and will be essential reading for students in linguistics, education, anthropology, African American studies and literature.

Self Made Man

Self Made Man
Author: Norah Vincent
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781101201343
Available:
Release: 2006-01-19
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A journalist’s provocative and spellbinding account of her eighteen months spent disguised as a man. Norah Vincent became an instant media sensation with the publication of Self-Made Man, her take on just how hard it is to be a man, even in a man’s world. Following in the tradition of John Howard Griffin (Black Like Me), Vincent spent a year and a half disguised as her male alter ego, Ned, exploring what men are like when women aren’t around. As Ned, she joined a bowling team, took a high-octane sales job, went on dates with women (and men), visited strip clubs, and even managed to infiltrate a monastery and a men’s therapy group. At once thought-provoking and pure fun to read, Self-Made Man is a sympathetic and thrilling tour de force of immersion journalism.

Black Like You

Black Like You
Author: John Strausbaugh
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781101216057
Available:
Release: 2007-08-16
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A refreshingly clearheaded and taboo-breaking look at race relations reveals that American culture is neither Black nor White nor Other, but a mix-a mongrel. Black Like You is an erudite and entertaining exploration of race relations in American popular culture. Particularly compelling is Strausbaugh's eagerness to tackle blackface-a strange, often scandalous, and now taboo entertainment. Although blackface performance came to be denounced as purely racist mockery, and shamefacedly erased from most modern accounts of American cultural history, Black Like You shows that the impact of blackface on American culture was deep and long-lasting. Its influence can be seen in rock and hiphop; in vaudeville, Broadway, and gay drag performances; in Mark Twain and "gangsta lit"; in the earliest filmstrips and the 2004 movie White Chicks; on radio and television; in advertising and product marketing; and even in the way Americans speak. Strausbaugh enlivens themes that are rarely discussed in public, let alone with such candor and vision: - American culture neither conforms to knee-jerk racism nor to knee-jerk political correctness. It is neither Black nor White nor Other, but a mix-a mongrel. - No history is best forgotten, however uncomfortable it may be to remember. The power of blackface to engender mortification and rage in Americans to this day is reason enough to examine what it tells us about our culture and ourselves. - Blackface is still alive. Its impact and descendants-including Black performers in "whiteface"-can be seen all around us today.

Scattered Shadows

Scattered Shadows
Author: John Howard Griffin
Pages: 340
ISBN: 9781609401177
Available:
Release: 2004-05-01
Editor: Wings Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This never before published memoir by the author of Black Like Me is an extraordinary chronicle of the triumph of the human spirit.

Black Like Us

Black Like Us
Author: Devon W. Carbado,Donald Weise
Pages: 555
ISBN: 9781573447140
Available:
Release: 2011-10-01
Editor: Cleis Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Chronicles one hundred years of African-American homosexual literature, from the turn-of-the-century writings of Alice Dunbar Nelson, to the Harlem Renaissance of Langston Hughes, to the emerging sexual liberation movements of the later postwar era as reflected by James Baldwin. Original.

Soul Sister

Soul Sister
Author: Grace Halsell
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0449227308
Available:
Release: 1976-12
Editor: Fawcett
Language: en

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Available Light

Available Light
Author: John Howard Howard Griffin
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781609401115
Available:
Release: 2008-05
Editor: Wings Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Culled from previously unpublished material, this collection of writing and photography by John Howard Griffin was taken from the period during which he was writing and revising what would be his most famous book, the bestselling "Black Like Me." Living in exile in Mexico at the time, along with his young family and aging parents, Griffin had been forced from his home town of Mansfield, Texas, by death threats from local white racists. Knowing that he would become a controversial public figure once he returned to the states, he kept an intimate journal of his ethical queries on racism and injustice--and to escape from his worries he also immersed himself in the culture of the Tarascan Indians of Michoacan. Accordingly, Robert Bonazzi's introduction contains substantial unpublished portions of the journals, and the main body of the book is made up of three essays by Griffin--one on photography and two about trips he made to photograph rural Mexico.

Black Like You

Black Like You
Author: Herman Mashaba,Isabella Morris
Pages: 237
ISBN: 0620456868
Available:
Release: 2012
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book: