Black Like Me
Score: 4
From 12 Ratings

Black Like Me


  • Author : John Howard Griffin
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 1996
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 0451192036


Black Like Me Book Description :

This American classic has been corrected from the original manuscripts and indexed, featuring historic photographs and an extensive biographical afterword.

Black Like Me

Black Like Me


  • Author : John Howard Griffin
  • Publisher : Signet Book
  • Release Date : 1976
  • Genre: African Americans
  • Pages : 188
  • ISBN 10 : PSU:000019299433


Black Like Me Book Description :

The 5,000,000 copy bestseller of life in the black ghettos of America - written by a white man! This shocking book is a first-hand account of the story of a man who underwent a series of medical treatments to change his skin colour temporarily to black. His purpose was to try and find out what it was like to be a black man in America.

Black Like Me
Score: 4
From 42 Ratings

Black Like Me


  • Author : John Howard Griffin
  • Publisher : Wings Press (TX)
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 0916727688


Black Like Me Book Description :

Publisher's description: Studs Terkel tells us in his Foreword to the definitive Griffin Estate Edition of Black Like Me: "This is a contemporary book, you bet." Indeed, Black Like Me remains required reading in thousands of high schools and colleges for this very reason. Regardless of how much progress has been made in eliminating outright racism from American life, Black Like Me endures as a great human and humanitarian document. In our era, when "international" terrorism is most often defined in terms of a single ethnic designation and a single religion, we need to be reminded that America has been blinded by fear and racial intolerance before. As John Lennon wrote, "Living is easy with eyes closed." Black Like Me is the story of a man who opened his eyes, and helped an entire nation to do likewise.

Black Like Kyra  White Like Me
Score: 1
From 1 Ratings

Black Like Kyra White Like Me


  • Author : Judith Vigna
  • Publisher : Albert Whitman and Company
  • Release Date : 1992
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 0807507792


Black Like Kyra White Like Me Book Description :

When a black family moves to an all-white neighborhood, prejudice rears its ugly head as the white adults behave rudely and children's friendships break up.

Black Like Me

Black Like Me


  • Author : Spencer Borisoff
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2008-05-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 255
  • ISBN 10 : 1904408346


Black Like Me Book Description :

This is a heartwarming, ever-evolving story about a socially transplanted Caucasian brother and sister thrust by circumstance into life and love in the hood. It is the joy of acceptance and the pain of rejection finally told from the opposite perspective of black Americans being denied assimilation into white society. It is the "OC" inside out, blended with Spike Lee's Jungle Fever upside down, and a kinder, warmer Eminem's 8-Mile. It is a story whose time has finally come. Its chemistry is exquisitely perfect. It presents situations that evoke only empathy, and characters that everyone will relate to and ultimately embrace. Black-Like-Me is the realization of American life and its true promise of human manifest destiny. Read this and swell up inside. Hey, you are about to fall in love!

Prison of Culture

Prison of Culture


  • Author : John Griffin
  • Publisher : Wings Press
  • Release Date : 2011-10-01
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 9780916727826


Prison of Culture Book Description :

The companion volume to the 50th-anniversary edition of Black Like Me, this book features John Howard Griffin’s later writings on racism and spirituality. Conveying a progressive evolution in thinking, it further explores Griffin’s ethical stand in the human rights struggle and nonviolent pursuit of equality—a view he shared with greats such as Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr., and Thomas Merton. Enlightening and forthright, this record also focuses on Griffin’s spiritual grounding in the Catholic monastic tradition, discussing the illuminating meditations on suffering and the author’s own reflections on communication, justice, and dying.

Man in the Mirror
Score: 2
From 1 Ratings

Man in the Mirror


  • Author : Robert Bonazzi
  • Publisher : Wings Press
  • Release Date : 2010-10
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 227
  • ISBN 10 : 9781609401351


Man in the Mirror Book Description :

First published by Orbis Books in 1997,Man in the Mirrortells the story behindBlack Like Me, a book that astonished America upon its publication in 1961, and remains an American classic 50 years later. In 1959 a white writer darkened his skin and passed for a time as a "Negro" in the Deep South. John Howard Griffin was that writer, and his bookBlack Like Meswiftly became a national sensation. Few readers know of the extraordinary journey that led to Griffin's risky "experiment"—the culmination of a lifetime of risk, struggle, and achievement. A native of Texas, Griffin was a medical student who became involved in the rescue of Jews in occupied France; a U.S. serviceman among tribal peoples in the South Pacific, where he suffered an injury that left him blinded for a decade; a convert to Catholicism; and, finally, a novelist and writer. All these experiences fed Griffin's drive to understand what it means to be human, and how human beings can justify treating their fellows—of whatever race or physical description—as "the intrinsic Other." After describing this journey and analyzing the text ofBlack Like Me, Robert Bonazzi treats the dramatic aftermath of Griffin's experiment and life.Man in the Mirrorprovides a fascinating look at the roots of this important book, and offers reflections on why, after all these years, it retains its impact and relevance.

For Black Girls Like Me
Score: 4.5
From 3 Ratings

For Black Girls Like Me


  • Author : Mariama J. Lockington
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
  • Release Date : 2019-07-30
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 9780374308063


For Black Girls Like Me Book Description :

In this lyrical coming-of-age story about family, sisterhood, music, race, and identity, Mariama J. Lockington draws on some of the emotional truths from her own experiences growing up with an adoptive white family. I am a girl but most days I feel like a question mark. Makeda June Kirkland is eleven years old, adopted, and black. Her parents and big sister are white, and even though she loves her family very much, Makeda often feels left out. When Makeda's family moves from Maryland to New Mexico, she leaves behind her best friend, Lena— the only other adopted black girl she knows— for a new life. In New Mexico, everything is different. At home, Makeda’s sister is too cool to hang out with her anymore and at school, she can’t seem to find one real friend. Through it all, Makeda can’t help but wonder: What would it feel like to grow up with a family that looks like me? Through singing, dreaming, and writing secret messages back and forth with Lena, Makeda might just carve a small place for herself in the world. For Black Girls Like Me is for anyone who has ever asked themselves: How do you figure out where you are going if you don’t know where you came from?

Black Like Me

Black Like Me


  • Author : Cecile Pineda
  • Publisher : Wings Press (TX)
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 239
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:49015003006708


Black Like Me Book Description :

Publisher's description: Studs Terkel tells us in his Foreword to the definitive Griffin Estate Edition of Black Like Me: "This is a contemporary book, you bet." Indeed, Black Like Me remains required reading in thousands of high schools and colleges forthis very reason. Regardless of how much progress has been made in eliminating outright racism from American life, Black Like Me endures as a great human--and humanitarian--document. In our era, when "international" terrorism is most often defined in terms of a single ethnic designation and a single religion, we need to be reminded that America has been blinded by fear and racial intolerance before. As John Lennon wrote, "Living is easy with eyes closed." Black Like Me is the story of a man who opened his eyes, and helped an entire nation to do likewise.

Black Like Me
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Black Like Me


  • Author : Total Class Notes
  • Publisher : Total Class Notes
  • Release Date : 2012-02-01
  • Genre:
  • Pages : 25
  • ISBN 10 : 9781105493300


Black Like Me Book Description :

Don't want to read the actual book? Tired of reading super long reviews? This new study guide is perfect for you!! This study guide provides a short and concise review guide of Black Like Me by John Howard Griffin. The guide includes: · A short summary of the entire novel · The major themes and their relationship to the storyline · A character guide with brief details on each role · Bullet-point chapter reviews that go into more detail than the book summary · A few potential essay topics with possible answers. All of this in-depth study guide is designed to make studying more efficient and fun. Stay tuned for our upcoming updates that will include additional quiz questions, audio guides and more tools that will help you easily learn and prepare for school. Need help or have suggestions for us? Email us at [email protected] and we will get back to you as soon as possible. @TheTotalGroup