eBook Race in John Howard Griffin's Black Like Me, 1st Edition

  • David Nelson
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  • ISBN-10: 0737768061
  • ISBN-13: 9780737768060
  • DDC: 814.54
  • Grade Level Range: 10th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 143 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released February 2013
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013
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This title explores the life of John Howard Griffin as well as the issue of race as explored in his most famous work, Black Like Me, which details Griffin's experiment darkening his skin to pass as a black man during the Jim Crow era. This volume also explores race in twenty-first-century America, with commentators asserting that while progress has been made, racism is still a significant issue.

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  • This series brings together the disciplines of sociology and literature in a unique format designed to support cross-curricular studies.
  • Each volume explores a work of literature through the lens of the major social issue reflected in it, and features carefully-selected content representing a variety of perspectives.
  • All volumes in the series contain biographical and critical information about the author; secondary excerpts offering both historical and contemporary views of the highlighted social issue; a timeline of the author's life; a "For Further Reading" section of other works on the issue; and a detailed subject index.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

David Nelson

David Nelson is a developer at Purdue University where he specializes in the development of educational games. He is currently leading a team of developers creating mobile games as part of an educational grant. He is also serving as a game-play and tool programmer on a grant from the National Science Foundation aimed at creating PC-based educational games. David is working on a B.S. in Computer Graphics Technology and a B.S. in Computer Science at Purdue University.