Cover image for Lorraine Hansberry
Title:
Lorraine Hansberry
Author:
Tripp, Janet, 1942-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
San Diego, CA : Lucent Books, [1998]

©1998
Physical Description:
112 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Summary:
Examines the life and work of this African American playwright and social activist who received great recognition at an early age.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 8.8 6.0 51435.
ISBN:
9781560060819
Format :
Book

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Examines the life and work of this African American playwright and social activist who received great recognition at an early age.


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Booklist Review

Series last reviewed in BKL My 15 94, under Carroll, Bob. Gr. 4^-8.


School Library Journal Review

Gr 6-10‘More than a biography, this title seeks to place Hansberry within the context of her work and her time to illustrate her unique contributions as an artist and as an activist. Beginning with Hansberry's childhood in Chicago, Tripp carefully details events in her subject's life that would later affect her work. The progressive attitudes and actions of her parents; visits from distinguished relatives and friends such as W.E.B. DuBois; and Hansberry's early experiences as a writer in New York working with Paul Robeson were some of the many and varied influences that shaped her later life. Her crowning achievement, of course, was A Raisin in the Sun, but she also wrote many other works that reflected her ideas on such issues as civil rights and feminism. This brief but detailed book is satisfying as a biography and helpful as an aid to literary analysis. It contains a generous number of black-and-white photographs and illustrations as well as many quotes from Hansberry's body of work. Chapter notes are extensive, and evidence of detailed research is apparent in the text.‘Marilyn Heath, Greenwood High School, SC (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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