Richard Wright y el carné de biblioteca
By William Miller
Illustrated by R. Gregory Christie
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
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
Honor Book Award
Society of School Librarians International
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
Part of These Collections
African American Spanish Collection Grades 3-6, Spanish Guided Reading Level P, Fluent Dual Language , Fluent Spanish, Bilingual English/Spanish and Dual Language Books , Spanish Language Collection, Dual Language Collection English and Spanish, Dual Language Levels N-Z Collection, Problem-Solving Collection