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Title:
Makes me wanna holler : a young Black man in America
ISBN:
9780679740704
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Publication Information:
New York : Vintage Books, [1994]

©1994, ©2016

[©2016]
Physical Description:
xii, 428 pages ; 21 cm
General Note:
"First Vintage Books edition, February 1995"--Title page verso.
Contents:
pt. one -- Chpt. 1: Get-back -- Chpt. 2: Cavalier Manor -- Chpt. 3: Nigger -- Chpt. 4: W.E. Waters -- Chpt. 5: Hanging -- Chpt. 6: Trains -- Chpt. 7: Respect -- Chpt. 8: Power -- Chpt. 9: War -- Chpt. 10: Work -- Chpt. 11: B & Es -- Chpt. 12: Superfly -- Chpt. 13: Mr. Manor -- Chpt. 14: Falling -- Chpt. 15: trapped -- Chpt. 16: Busted -- pt. two -- Chpt. 17: Denial -- Chpt. 18: Native son -- Chpt. 19: Homecoming -- Chpt. 20: Homecoming -- Chpt. 21: Sex -- Chpt. 22: Jim -- Chpt. 23: Freedom -- Chpt. 24: Home -- Chpt. 25: Norfolk State -- Chpt. 26: Islam -- Chpt. 27: Auction block -- Chpt. 28: Culture shock -- Chpt. 29: Clashes -- Chpt. 30: Fathers -- Chpt. 31: Dating -- Chpt. 32: Black Mecca -- Chpt. 33: Blending -- Chpt. 34: A Measure of peace -- Chpt. 35: Babylon -- Chpt. 36: Running -- Chpt. 37: Danny -- Chpt. 38: Yankees -- Chpt. 39: Past -- Chpt. 40: Brothers -- Chpt. 41: Hell -- Chpt. 42: Big time -- Chpt. 43: Cycles -- Chpt. 44: Choices -- Acknowledgments.
Summary:
Examining the complexities of the problems of Black youths from an insider's perspective, an African-American journalist recalls his troubled childhood, his rehabilitation while in prison, and his successful career.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 6.9 29 12388.

Reading Counts RC High School 7.1 37 Quiz: 07306 Guided reading level: NR.
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A Young Black Man in America Nathan McCall was a smart kid growing up in a close, protective family in a black working-class neighbourhood. Yet by the age of fifteen he was packing a gun and embarking on a criminal career that would five years later land him in prison. A blistering chronicle of one man's struggle from the street to the prison yard and ultimately to the newsroom of 'The Washington Post' where he is now a respected reporter. An honest and searching look at the perils of the black male in the US.


Author Notes

Nathan McCall grew up in Portsmouth, Virginia. He studied journalism at Norfolk State University after serving three years in prison, and went on to report for the Virginian Pilot-Ledger Star and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution before joining The Washington Post in 1989. He is the author of a memoir, Makes Me Wanna Holler ; an essay collection, What's Going On ; and a novel, Them . McCall is currently is a senior lecturer in African American Studies at Emory University and lives in Atlanta, Georgia.


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Publisher's Weekly Review

McCall's autobiography‘a seven-week PW bestseller‘tracks his trajectory from the streets of Portsmouth, Va., to prison, rehabilitation and a job at the Washington Post; features a new introduction by the author. (Feb.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved