Ships from/sold by
See All Buying Options

Rite of Passage (Hardcover)

Author:  Richard Wright Illustrator:  David Diaz
Earn Rakuten Super Points™: Write a Review
Sorry, this selection is currently unavailable.
Rite of Passage Wright, Richard  1 of 1
(Save 34%)
$12.53 + $3.10 SHIPPING
EARN 13 RAKUTEN SUPER POINTS™ Rakuten Super Points™
What are Rakuten Super Points™?
Get rewarded when you shop! Earn 1 point per dollar spent. That's like getting cash back on every purchase. Easy to see matured points in checkout. Use points just like cash.
Learn More
FORMAT: Hardcover
More inventory may be available. Place your order today and be one of the first to receive this product when it arrives!
Alert me when this item is in stock.
1 New
See all sellers
45 day return policy
More Buying Options

Learn more about Rite of Passage:

Format: Hardcover
ISBN-10: 0780770803
ISBN-13: 9780780770805
Sku: 209635490
Publish Date: 9/22/2008
Age Range:  16 to 21
When Johnny Gibbs learns that the family he thought he belonged to are not his blood relatives, and that he must go to a foster home, he runs away. "Striking characters, vivid dialogue, dramatic descriptions, and enduring themes introduce a new generation of readers to Wright''s powerful voice".--School Library Journal.
From the Publisher:
When fifteen-year-old Johnny Gibbs is told that he is really a foster child, he runs off into the streets of Harlem and meets a gang that wants him to participate in a mugging
Author Bio
Richard Wright
Wright was born on a plantation in Mississippi but grew up in Memphis and educated himself by means of his extensive reading. After a series of menial jobs, including a period of down-and-out joblessness in Chicago during the Depression, Wright's fiction began to be published, beginning with UNCLE TOM'S CHILDREN in 1938. He was strongly influenced by Stephen Crane, Sinclair Lewis, Theodore Dreiser, and other naturalistic writers of the period, as well as by Proust and Gertrude Stein. Wright was the first black novelist to describe the lives of black people in the northern ghettos of northern cities, and the rage and helplessness blacks feel in the face of their exclusion from white society. After World War II, Wright became an expatriate, living mostly in Paris, though he also wrote about Africa and Spain. During the 1960s, his books were an influential force in the Black Power movement in America.

Arnold Rampersad has been the Woodrow Wilson Professor of Literature at Princeton University, in addition to having taught at Stanford, Rutgers, and Columbia universities. His first book was on a lesser-known work by Herman Melville, and he teaches American literature of all periods. Rampersad has distinguished himself as a biographer; his book on W.E.B. Du Bois and his magisterial two-volume life of Langston Hughes are cited as examples of the craft of biography. Rampersad collaborated with Arthur Ashe on his biography, DAYS OF GRACE. Rampersad wrote his highly regarded biography of Jackie Robinson with the cooperation of Robinson's widow and family. He has also edited and written introductions for a number of collections in American literature, has written numerous reviews and scholarly articles. Rampersad was the recipient of a MacArthur award, also known as "the genius grant."

Product Attributes

Product attributeBook Format:   Hardcover
Product attributeMinimum Age:   12
Product attributePublisher:   Perfection Learning
Advertisement Bottom