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Synopsis: The story of twenty-eight-year-old Chicago-born Lorraine Hansberry, whose 1959 Broadway play skyrocketed her to fame, describes the background of her times, her remarkable family, and the outside forces that made her the courageous and beautiful woman she was.
From Booklist: Gr. 8^-12. Hansberry once noted that she was sent to kindergarten on Chicago's South Side too well dressed for the Depression years. "The kids beat me up; and I think it was from that moment I became a rebel." The youngest child of successful, politically involved parents who encouraged their children to succeed, Hansberry grew up in a spirited, intellectual atmosphere in which the likes of Paul Robeson, Langston Hughes, Jesse Owens, and others were entertained in her home. From an early age, she was aware of the tensions of racism that divided American society. Her father was party to a major Supreme Court case, Hansberry v. Lee, which invalidated a racially restrictive housing covenant. She studied briefly at the University of Wisconsin but left for the livelier confines of New York City in the early 1950s, where she wrote for Freedom, a monthly commentary founded by Robeson. She married Robert Nemiroff and began to write the play that became A Raisin in the Sun, and that work, of course, went on to make dramatic history. The McKissacks' biography sparkles with the energy and passion that characterize their subject. Readers can drink in the whole civil rights history of much of this century and an in-depth treatment of Hansberry's major play, along with her fascinating life, which cancer ended prematurely in 1965. The playwright's sister, Mamie, provides abundant material for this highly recommended biography. Bibliography; time line. Anne O'Malley
Title: Young, Black, and Determined: A Biography of...
Publisher: Holiday House
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Book Description Holiday House, New York, 1998. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good- Dust Jacket. Stated First Edition. Dust jacket has some wear and a small chip at top of back fore edge; tight, text clean. 152 p., illustrated. Published in 1998 at $18.95. [L2:2] Size: Oversize. Seller Inventory # 202052
Book Description Holiday House, 1997. Condition: Good. 1st. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP86588372
Book Description Holiday House, 1997. Condition: Very Good. 1st. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Seller Inventory # GRP98882667
Book Description Holiday House, New York, New York, U.S.A., 1998. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Hard Cover -- VG/VG -- Ex-Library -- Book and dust jacket show only lightest wear.-- Indexed and photography thrpughout. Ex-Library. Seller Inventory # 301275
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Book Description Holiday House, 1997. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0823413004
Book Description Holiday House, New York, New York, U.S.A., 1998. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. 152pp. Illustrated. Signed by both authors on the half title page Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Signed by Both Authors. Seller Inventory # 111982083-10
Book Description Holiday House, 1997. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # 14546809
Book Description Holiday House, 1998. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SKU9613975