Richard Wright y el carné de biblioteca

By William Miller
Illustrated by R. Gregory Christie

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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

Translated from Richard Wright and the Library Card, Richard Wright y el carné de biblioteca 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.

Teach how to compare and contrast using Richard Wright and the Library Card.

About the Creators

Thumb_thumb William Miller - Author

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.

Thumb_thumb R. Gregory Christie

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

About This Title


Paperback: 9781584301813

Hardcover: 9781584301806

Six Pack: 9781584303602


Honor Book Award
Society of School Librarians International

Outstanding Title
Parent Council

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Interest Level:

Grades 2 - 6

Reading Level:

Grades 3 - 4


Nonfiction, Overcoming Obstacles, History, Education, Dreams & Aspirations, Discrimination, Civil Rights Movement, African/African American Interest, Biography/Memoir, Persistence/Grit, Childhood Experiences and Memories, Courage, Identity/Self Esteem/Confidence, Optimism/Enthusiasm, Pride, Respect/Citizenship, Self Control/Self Regulation, United States History

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