Richard Wright and the Library Card
By William Miller
Illustrated by R. Gregory Christie
Six Pack: $59.70
As a young black man in the segregated South of the 1920s, Wright was hungry to explore new worlds through books, but was forbidden from borrowing them from the library. This touching account tells of his love of reading, and how his unwavering perseverance, along with the help of a co-worker, came together to make Richard's dream a reality.
An inspirational story for children of all backgrounds, Richard Wright and the Library Card shares a poignant turning point in the life of a young man who became one of this country's most brilliant writers, the author of Native Son and Black Boy.
This book is the third in a series of biographies by William Miller, including Zora Hurston and the Chinaberry Tree and Frederick Douglass: The Last Day of Slavery. All focus on important moments in the lives of these prominent African Americans.
Teach how to compare and contrast using Richard Wright and the Library Card.
About the Creators
is the award-winning author of numerous books for children for LEE & LOW. Mr. Miller lives in York, Pennsylvania, where he teaches African American literature and creative writing at York College.
is a three-time winner of the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award Honor. His work for Lee & Low includes two books that won this award: The Palm of My Heart and Brothers in Hope. Christie has also been twice recognized on The New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Books list. He currently paints in the evenings while traveling around the country doing school visits. His website is gas-art.com
About This Title
Six Pack: 9781584303985
Interest Level:Grades 2 - 6
Reading Level:Grades 3 - 4
Nonfiction, Overcoming Obstacles, Friendship, Education, Discrimination, Conflict resolution, Civil Rights Movement, African/African American Interest, Biography/Memoir, Persistence/Grit
Part of These Collections
Fluent Dual Language , Fluent English, Biography and Memoir Grades 3-6, Appendix B Diverse Collection Grades 3-6, English Guided Reading Level N, Nonfiction Grades 3-6, Bilingual English/Spanish and Dual Language Books , Martin Luther King Jr./Civil Rights Collection, High-Low Books for Preteens (Grades 4-6), High-Low Books for Teens (Middle and High School), African American English Collection Grades 3-6, Back to School Collection Grades 3-5, Dual Language Collection English and Spanish, Dual Language Levels N-Z Collection, Persistence and Determination Collection, Courage and Bravery Collection, Pedro Noguera Reluctant Readers Collection , Problem-Solving Collection, Social and Emotional Learning Collection