• Pearl S Buck A Modern Day Hero
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    Pearl S. Buck - A Modern Day Hero Introduction A friend of mine gave me a copy of The Good Earth as a birthday gift. Until then, I had never heard of the literary masterpiece or the author, Pearl S. Buck. The story captivated me. I found myself engrossed in the story of the poor farmer Wang Lung whose love for his land allowed him to overcome many odds including famine, flood and a revolution. Through hard work and dedication, Wang Lung became one of the wealthiest landowners in the Anweih prov...
  • African America Black Book York
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    Achebe, China. 1992. Things Fall Apart. New Jersey: Everyman's Library. This is a gripping novel about the problem of European colonialism in Africa. The story relates the cultural collision that occurs when Christian English missionaries arrive among the I bos of Nigeria, bringing along their European ways of life and religion. Angelou, Maya. 1986. All God's Children Need Traveling Shoes. New York: Random House. This book provides a first-hand opinions and feelings of black Americans who, liv...