The Learning Tree

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Fawcett Crest, 1963 - Fiction - 240 pages
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"A fine novel."
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Photographer, writer, and composer, Gordon Parks has written a moving, true-to-life novel of growing up as a black man in this country in this century. Hailed by critics and readers alike, THE LEARNING TREE tells the extraordinary journey of a family as they struggle to understand the world around them and leave their mark a world that is better for their having been in it.

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A must-read for anyone interested in what it was like growing up Black in 1920's rural America. About the author: Gordon Parks, born in 1912, was already a world-renowned photojournalist for Life ... Read full review

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The Learning Tree by Gordon Parks is a story about being a black kid in the south long before the days of Civil Rights. It's funny in places and very sad in others. If you want to know how lucky you are today, read this book. Read full review

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About the author (1963)

GORDON PARKS is the author of numerous books of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and photography, including The Learning Tree and A Choice of Weapons . He is the recipient of a plethora of honorary degrees and awards, including the National Medal of Art. He is also a film director and composer, and wrote the music and libretto for Martin, a ballet honoring Martin Luther King, Jr.

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