Fifty Famous Stories Retold

James Baldwin (Author)
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Description

James Baldwin was an American author and textbook editor. Baldwin was self-educated and one of the most prolific writers of school books for children in the 20th century. This is a collection of famous American legends, some apocryphal and some true, but they are all well known and continue to be taught to children.

Product Details

Price
$5.49
Publisher
Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Publish Date
October 05, 2015
Pages
104
Dimensions
6.0 X 0.22 X 9.0 inches | 0.33 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781517495794
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About the Author

James Baldwin (1924-1987), acclaimed New York Times bestselling author, was educated in New York. His first novel, Go Tell It on the Mountain, received excellent reviews and was immediately recognized as establishing a profound and permanent new voice in American letters. The appearance of The Fire Next Time in 1963, just as the civil rights movement was exploding across the American South, galvanized the nation and continues to reverberate as perhaps the most prophetic and defining statement ever written of the continuing costs of Americans' refusal to face their own history. It became a national bestseller, and Baldwin was featured on the cover of Time. The next year, he was made a member of the National Institute of Arts and Letters and collaborated with the photographer Richard Avedon on Nothing Personal, a series of portraits of America intended as a eulogy for the slain Medger Evers. His other collaborations include A Rap on Race with Margaret Mead and A Dialogue with the poet-activist Nikki Giovanni. He also adapted Alex Haley's The Autobiography of Malcolm X into One Day When I Was Lost. He was made a commander of the French Legion of Honor a year before his death, one honor among many he achieved in his life.