Story Hour – Richard Wright and the Library Card

Richard Wright and the Library Card

Join Mrs. Judie as she reads the final story in honor of Black History Month!

This book is a biography about Richard Wright, who as a young black man in the segregated South of the 1920s, was hungry to explore new worlds through books, but was forbidden from borrowing them from the library. This story shares the turning point in the life of a young man who became one of this country’s most brilliant writers.

About the book:

Written by William Miller

A fictionalized account to the early life of African-American writer Richard Wright which tells the story of how he was taught to read and discovered an interest in books and libraries. An interest greatly hampered by the segregation laws of the American southern states which prevented black people from borrowing library books.