- 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.
From the text:
"The people of Memphis had an air of relative urbanity that took some of the sharpness off the attitude of whites toward Negroes..."
Richard needs money. He wants to be social with his classmates, buy snacks at the corner store, and participate in their world. Without money, he is forced to hide his poverty from his classmates and isolate himself.
What is your question here?