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A Raisin in the Sun, by Lorraine Hansberry

A Raisin in the Sun, by Lorraine Hansberry

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(Paperback, 151 pages, first published in 1959)

"Never before, in the entire history of the American theater, has so much of the truth of Black people's lives been seen on the stage," observed James Baldwin shortly before A Raisin in the Sun opened on Broadway in 1959.

This edition presents the fully restored, uncut version of Hansberry's landmark work with an introduction by Robert Nemiroff.

Lorraine Hansberry's award-winning drama about the hopes and aspirations of a struggling, working-class family living on the South Side of Chicago connected profoundly with the psyche of Black America—and changed American theater forever. The play's title comes from a line in Langston Hughes's poem "Harlem," which warns that a dream deferred might "dry up/like a raisin in the sun."

Cautions: This book has been vetted by Christian schools that partner with Storyglory for use in summer reading programs, but it has not been fully reviewed by Storyglory staff.

Recommended Age: 15+

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