Who wrote the book Native Son and When was Native Son published?

Native Son, written by Richard Wright (1908-1960) and published in 1940, was the story of a young black man who murdered a white woman.

It showed the horror and hatred that could be caused by poverty.

The first book by a black person to become a Book-of-the-Month Club selection, it helped to inspire the next generation of black writers.

About Karen Hill

Karen Hill is a freelance writer, editor, and columnist. Born in New York, her work has appeared in the Examiner, Yahoo News, Buzzfeed, among others.

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