The Learning Tree

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Fawcett Crest, 1989 - Fiction - 240 pages
45 Reviews
"A fine novel."
THE BOSTON HERALD
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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The learning tree was one of the most eye opening books I have ever read about the racism and injustices that black children experienced in the south. I was very young when I read the book but it had a lasting affect on me. Very well written. Read full review

Review: The Learning Tree

User Review  - Goodreads

The learning tree was one of the most eye opening books I have ever read about the racism and injustices that black children experienced in the south. I was very young when I read the book but it had a lasting affect on me. Very well written. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
18
Section 3
34
Section 4
52
Section 5
57
Section 6
74
Section 7
83
Section 8
90
Section 10
114
Section 11
128
Section 12
142
Section 13
154
Section 14
167
Section 15
199
Section 16
210
Section 17
219

Section 9
102

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About the author (1989)

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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