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Black Like Me

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ISBN13: 9780451192035
ISBN10: 0451192036
Condition: Standard
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The author tells of his experiences after he darkened his skin and traveled through the South in order to find out how it feels to be black.

About the Author

John Howard Griffin (1920-1980) is known internationally as the author of two novels, Nuni and The Devil Rides Outside, five books and monographs on racism in addition to Black Like Me, a biography of Thomas Merton, three collections of photography, a volume of journals, two historical works on Texas, a musicological study, and The John Howard Reader. Born in Dallas, Texas, and educated in France, he served in the U.S. Air Force in the South Pacific, where an injury he received during a Japanese bombardment eventually resulted in the complete loss of his sight. In the 1950's he converted to Catholicism, married, and raised a family. In 1957, (after ten years of blindness) he miraculously regained his sight.

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kacie m, October 19, 2013 (view all comments by kacie m)
I have gone on many trips outside of Hawaii, but I am still not aware of all the things going on in the places around me. After I finished reading Black Like Me by John Howard Griffin, I realized more, how differently black people are getting treated. It made me think about the way that I treat everybody, since everybody deserves to be treated equally.

Every time I flip a page, the story Black Like Me by John H. Griffin comes to life right in front of my eyes. John Griffin makes a perfect illustration of what is happening throughout each part of the book. A little while ago, I was on a trip with my team and we took a trip to a place I was unfamiliar with. I feel that I can really connect with how John Griffin feels when he is in a "new world" that's unfamiliar to him. "I knew now that there was no such thing as a disguised white man, when the black won't rub off (11). While reading this, I realized that no one knows how hard someone else's life is until they step into their shoes.

After reading this book, I now know that I need to put myself into other people's shoes more often instead of complaining about everything. I always see people who complain about how hard something is even though they don't try to do it first, they complain first. John Griffin shows everybody how people don't know how others live until they have gone into "their world" or until they have been in the same situation.

The more into the book that I got, the more I couldn't put it down. I stay up at night, no matter what time it was, just to finish a chapter or sometimes a couple chapters. Putting myself in someone else's shoes is what I always think about if I complain about something.
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toriabear, March 18, 2009 (view all comments by toriabear)
I dont really like reading any books whats so ever, but my teacher had us pick a book out that was non-fiction for our term project. And i happened to pick Black Like Me. Once i started reading it I loved it and now I can't seem to put it down!...Hands down 2 thumbs way up!..
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jmet001, August 30, 2008 (view all comments by jmet001)
This was a GREAT book....Realistic and captivating...One of a kind, must read! Once you begin you wont want to stop.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780451192035
Afterword:
Bonazzi, Robert
Preface:
Griffin, John Howard
Preface by:
Griffin, John Howard
Preface:
Griffin, John Howard
Author:
Griffin, John Howard
Author:
Bonazzi, Robert
Afterword by:
Bonazzi, Robert
Afterword:
Bonazzi, Robert
Author:
Griffin, John Howard
Publisher:
Signet
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Afro-americans
Subject:
Ethnology
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
African American Studies
Subject:
Race relations
Subject:
Southern states
Subject:
Texas
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Texas Biography.
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - General
Subject:
People of Color
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Griffin, John Howard
Subject:
Southern States Race relations.
Copyright:
Edition Number:
35
Edition Description:
MM Picture Book
Series Volume:
47
Publication Date:
20101020
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
6.80x4.24x.59 in. .22 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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