Manchild in the Promised Land Book Summary and Study Guide

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During his youth Claude spent years in and out of juvenile detention centers and juvenile homes as a result of stealing, and selling drugs. Claude's life of crime led him into a situation where he was shot in the abdomen, at 13 years of age, during a burglary.. This incident and the encouragement of a friend helped Claude leave his life of crime behind him.
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Shortly afterward he entered Howard University and began writing. Toni Morrison, one of his teachers, often critiqued Claude's work. Claude wrote about what he knew best -- his own life experiences. Claude's Manchild in the Promised Land, is a best selling autobiography on his youth in Harlem, New York.

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Plot & Themes

Kids growing up/acting up?    -   Yes Kids:    -   committing crimes Ethnic/Relig. of subject (inside)    -   Black Ethnic/regional/gender    -   Yes

Subject of Biography

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   a lawyer creature Ethnicity    -   Black Nationality    -   American


United States    -   Yes

Writing Style

Book makes you feel?    -   in awe    -   like laughing Graphic sex in book?    -   Yes If this is a kid's book:    -   Age 11-14 Pictures/Illustrations?    -   None How much dialogue in bio?    -   mostly dialog How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?    -   0-25% of book

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