- Wright, Richard. Black Boy. unknown: unknown, 1945.
The Question and Answer section for Black Boy is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
Richard starts the house on fire by accident out of boredom, a four-year-old's foolishness, and curiosity. He wanted to see what the curtains would look like if he lit burning straws beneath them.... this curiosity resulted in a blazing fire.
Richard chooses to live with Uncle Clark and Aunt Jody in Greenwood when his mother falls ill because they are the relatives that live closest to Jackson
She wanted Richard to stand up for himself. She gives Richard a big stick and sends him to the store.