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

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Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Author: John Howard Griffin
Publisher: Penguin
Release: 1996
File: 192 Pages
ISBN-13: 0451192036

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Griffin turned himself into a black man to experience the sting of prejudice firsthand.

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Genre: African Americans
Author: John Howard Griffin
Publisher:
Release: 2005
File: 32 Pages
ISBN-13: 1581308809

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Publisher's description: Studs Terkel tells us in his Foreword to the definitive Griffin Estate Edition of Black Like Me: "This is a contemporary book, you bet." Indeed, Black Like Me remains required reading in thousands of high schools and colleges for this very reason. Regardless of how much progress has been made in eliminating outright racism from American life, Black Like Me endures as a great human and humanitarian document. In our era, when "international" terrorism is most often defined in terms of a single ethnic designation and a single religion, we need to be reminded that America has been blinded by fear and racial intolerance before. As John Lennon wrote, "Living is easy with eyes closed." Black Like Me is the story of a man who opened his eyes, and helped an entire nation to do likewise.

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Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Author: John Howard Griffin
Publisher: Wings Press (TX)
Release: 2011
File: 208 Pages
ISBN-13: 0916727688

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A white writer recounts his experiences in the American South following treatments that darkened his skin and shares his thoughts on the problems of prejudice and racial injustice.

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Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Author: John Howard Griffin
Publisher: Penguin
Release: 2010
File: 200 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780451234216

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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.

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Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Author: Judith Vigna
Publisher: Albert Whitman and Company
Release: 1992
File: 32 Pages
ISBN-13: 0807507792

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Publisher's description: Studs Terkel tells us in his Foreword to the definitive Griffin Estate Edition of Black Like Me: "This is a contemporary book, you bet." Indeed, Black Like Me remains required reading in thousands of high schools and colleges forthis very reason. Regardless of how much progress has been made in eliminating outright racism from American life, Black Like Me endures as a great human--and humanitarian--document. In our era, when "international" terrorism is most often defined in terms of a single ethnic designation and a single religion, we need to be reminded that America has been blinded by fear and racial intolerance before. As John Lennon wrote, "Living is easy with eyes closed." Black Like Me is the story of a man who opened his eyes, and helped an entire nation to do likewise.

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Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Author: Cecile Pineda
Publisher: Wings Press (TX)
Release: 2004
File: 239 Pages
ISBN-13: UOM:49015003006708

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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!

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Spencer Borisoff
Publisher:
Release: 2008-05-01
File: 255 Pages
ISBN-13: 1904408346

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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.

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Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Author: Robert Bonazzi
Publisher: Wings Press
Release: 2010-10
File: 227 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781609401351

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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?

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Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Author: Mariama J. Lockington
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Release: 2019-07-30
File: 176 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780374308063

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Introduction by Richard Klein.

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Genre: Art
Author: Fred Wilson
Publisher: Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art
Release: 2006
File: 64 Pages
ISBN-13: UOM:39015064736971

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