Native Son is a novel written by Richard Wright in 1940, which explores the question of nature vs. nurture from a racial perspective. The main character, Bigger, is a young black man experiencing the us vs. them world of the 1940s. He resents that he doesn’t have the same opportunities as white boys his age. Eventually, a series of mistakes leads to his unintentional murder of a wealthy white girl. The latter half of this book is his trial. The lawyers argue: were Bigger’s criminal acts his own, or the product of a society that forces his race into the roles expected of them? A thought-provoking and haunting piece of African American literature.
Published by C.K. Brooke
C.K. Brooke is a multi-award-winning author of over 20 novels and novellas. She is best known for her Mythic Maidens Series, Jordinia Saga, and American Pirate Romances. Her books have been published by 48fourteen and Limitless, as well as indie published, garnering accolades from the 2020 Best Indie Book Award in YA Fiction to the Indie B.R.A.G. Medallion Award. She’s been a guest speaker and panelist for the Detroit Romance Writers, Romance Writers of America, and Barnes & Noble Teen Book Fest. In 2020, she founded Called by the Heart Publications, releasing numerous e-books, paperbacks, and audio books annually. Her latest historical romance, THE POET BRIDE, is available for free on the Readict app. She lives in Michigan with her family. Follow her on Amazon for new release updates. View all posts by C.K. Brooke