"A Scorching Story Of A Negro Adolescent In A Hostile World"
ACE BOOKS H269
FIRST ACE BOOKS EDITION 1959
FIRST PUBLISHED IN HARDBACK BY VICTOR GOLLANCZ 1945
A picture of suffering, squalor, and injustices: Richard Wright's account of his childhood makes painful but absorbing reading.
-Peter Quennell: DAILY MAIL
It is a distressingly truthful account of the life of a Negro boy...One of the few books I've read that I know I shall never forget.
This is a grim book - it's bound to be, because it gives you the human aspect of a terrifying problem.
The best review of Black Boy would be in two words: 'Read it.' A record of loneliness, bewilderment and poverty.
-TIME AND TIDE