The Souls of Black Folk

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

  • Interest Level: Grade 7 - Grade 12   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 10

This collection of essays by American author W. E. B. Du Bois highlights the trials and tribulations facing African Americans in the early twentieth century, as they came to terms with the fact that an end to slavery did not mean an end to prejudice, oppression, and racially motivated violence. Du Bois examines what it is like to grow up in a world dominated by the “color-line” separating black Americans from white Americans, as well as what it’s like to have “double-consciousness” and always see one’s self through the eyes of others. Included is a chapter called “The Sorrow Songs”, which explores African American spirituals and their effect on black folk culture. This is an unabridged version of Du Bois’ seminal work on racism and cultural identity in America, first published in 1903.

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-1-51240-225-4
$19.99 $14.99
Interest Level Grade 7 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 10
Genre Nonfiction, Young Adult
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Brand First Avenue Classics ™
Imprint First Avenue Editions ™
Language English
Publication Date 2016-01-01
BISACS SOC001000, HIS056000, SOC041000
Dewey 973/.0496073
Lexile 1280
ATOS Reading Level 9.6
Accelerated Reader® Points 15.0
Features Table of contents