Kid reviews for Black Boy

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age 14+

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Parents say

age 13+

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Kids say

age 13+

Based on 10 reviews

age 17+

I mean really cussing isn't the best choice in a book. Also the references could use a little enlightening. I would really like a book that has good messages not BAD ones.

age 13+

Black Boy English Review

In my opinion the book "Black Boy" by Richard Wright can definitely be uncomfortable at certain points but those parts of the book are a big part as to why it is as good as it is. While I read this book I usually ready myself to get upset because I know that there will be difficult topics and experiences that might be hard to read. As I said before these moments are what make the book great because Richard Wright is a great writer and he is really able to open our eyes and really hit the mark with his experiences in this book. This book is very important to our society and culture. He also displays his struggles very well, like with trying to keep a job in Jackson, or with his family pushing religion onto him, and obviously the struggles with racism and discrimination.

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age 15+

Powerful and meaningful

This book is amazing. The way this book takes you through all his struggles about racism, poverty, family issues, religion, and most importantly the struggle between nature vs person is really great. His wordings and the ability to take you through the book with a smooth flow is applaudable. You can really put yourself in his shoes and understand and feel all the pain he had. Definitely recommend it and it is a want to flip the page and continue reading book.

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age 4+

How I relate to "Black Boy" by Richard Wright

"Black Boy" by Richard Wright was a book I was actually intrestead in while I was reading it. From someone who lived with a single mom having to take care of more then two kids and not having a lot of food for my family I can relate to Richard Wright. I like Richard had to become a man at an early age. I was mowing yards to get a little bit of cash so I could buy some snacks for me, my sister, and my brother. I definitely don't have it as bad as Richard but I can relate to a lot of the struggles he went through. One of the big relations I had to Richard is that he was always moving and from the time I could remember till now I still be moving around from house to house. So for anyone who hasn't had the best life so far or has struggles with you parents and family this book you can relate to.
age 14+

Black Boy Review

The book was very fascinating and sad. Richard Wright speaks of his many times he had to move and the hardships it brought. He does not have a good impression from the whites because of the many times he’s been discriminated against. Richard sadly develops an anxiety because of his bringing up. His strength is that he will not back down, if someone has an issue, it will be resolved. Richard’s main limitation is that he hast to act like someone that he isn’t around white people. I would recommend people in the ninth grade or higher to read this mournful full yet absorbing book about what it was really like in the Jim Crow South.

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age 13+

black boy

Its a good book to learn about the history from the early ages of Americans, enslaving blacks. It shows how black people were treated by whites. This book shows how painful I was for the blacks. It's a great book as it shows Richards view growing up in the early 1900s as a black child.

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age 14+

If you want a better understanding from a black person perspective this is the book.

If you want a better understanding of a black person perspective in the 1930's then black boy is the book. In a book like black boy you can see the violent and abuse these people went through back then. Its a meaningful book and if you put some thought and emotion into the situation and think about your life with the type of traumatic situations you might have a very deep understanding.

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Too much swearing
age 15+
This book shows the devastating effect on African Americans during the Jim Crow Laws period. Wright shows this by using his own experiences. The experiences that he shares are most of the time violent, and intense language. In Black Boy he describes how he started from one point and worked most of his life to get to another point. As a little boy he lived in Jackson where he was a troubled kid and was beat. As he got older he worked at many different jobs and worked as hard as he could and went through many obstacles and soon ended up in the city of Chicago. To me this book had a huge impact on me emotionally and educationally. The experiences he shared were very detailed and show how bad the Blacks were treated during that time period. The only thing that this book lacks is that it mostly only focuses on the early part of his life and doesn't show the later part of his life. I would recommend this for ages 15 and up because it contains lots of violence and bad language. Also I would not consider reading if you get disturbed easily.

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Too much violence
Too much swearing
age 15+

A great, well-written autobiography by Richard Wright

In this autobiography, Richard Wright takes us through his life living in the Jim Crow South. He wants us to know the struggles that black people faced in the South and brings us to a realization of what the brutality was like. The book has brought me to a point to where I want to keep reading to find out what happens next in the sequence of events in his life. What I would suggest to all parents is that wait until your kids are mature enough (preferably at the high school level) to understand the topic and to tolerate the harsh language that arises frequently in this book. I recommend this book if you want to learn more about what life was like back then during the time of the Jim Crow South.

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age 14+

an autobiography that'll surpass all expectations

Richard Wright artfully composes his autobiography, black boy, going over his childhood in the Jim-Crow south. A brutal retelling showing nearly everything modern day parents shield their children from, the "real world" a cruel place full of hopelessness and despair but shows each aspect; drugs, racism, hate, and even bad parenting in a negative light and overall shows a boy who rose from the ashes above the oppression of his community and saw past the explanations and excuses for racism, and sees what it truly was. a five star book and extremely educational

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Educational value
Great messages
Great role models