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Cass County Library-Northern Resource Center 305.896 BAL 1993 (Text) 0002205639384 Adult Non-Fiction Available -

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My dungeon shook: letter to my nephew on the one hundredth anniversary of the emancipation -- Down at the cross: letter from a region in my mind.
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A national bestseller when it first appeared in 1963, The Fire Next Time galvanized the nation, gave passionate voice to the emerging civil rights movement—and still lights the way to understanding race in America today. At once a powerful evocation of James Baldwin's early life in Harlem and a disturbing examination of the consequences of racial injustice, the book is an intensely personal and provocative document from the iconic author of If Beale Street Could Talk and Go Tell It on the Mountain. It consists of two "letters," written on the occasion of the centennial of the Emancipation Proclamation, that exhort Americans, both black and white, to attack the terrible legacy of racism. Described by The New York Times Book Review as "sermon, ultimatum, confession, deposition, testament, and chronicle...all presented in searing, brilliant prose," The Fire Next Time stands as a classic of literature.
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1300L Lexile
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Accelerated Reader AR UG 8.1 4 71298.
Subject: African Americans.
Black Muslims.
United States > Race relations.
Genre: Essays.

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The Fire Next Time
The Fire Next Time
by Baldwin, James
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The Fire Next Time

Baldwin galvanized the nation in the early days of the civil rights movement with his eloquent manifesto. The Fire Next Timestands as one of the essential works of our literature. James Baldwin (1924--1987) was educated in New York. He is the author of more than twenty works of fiction and nonfiction, including Go Tell It on the Mountain, Notes of a Native Son, Another Country, and Blues for Mister Charlie. He has received many awards including the Eugene F. Saxon Memorial Trust Award, a Rosenwald Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Partisan Review Fellowship, and a Ford Foundation grant. He was made a Commander of the Legion of Honor in 1986. Jesse L. Martin is an accomplished actor and singer of the stage and screen. He has spent nine seasons as Detective Edward Green on the perennial hit Law & Order. In the theater, Martin originated the role of Thomas B. "Tom" Collins in Jonathan Larson's award-winning musical Rent. He recently reprised his role in the film adaptation. An alumnus of NYU and a classically trained stage actor, Martin currently resides in Manhattan. "One of the few genuinely indispensable American writers." --Saturday Review "Searing...brilliant...masterful." --The New York Times Excerpted from The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.

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