Recommended books by Lorraine Hansberry

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Lorraine Vivian Hansberry (May 19, 1930 – January 12, 1965) was an African-American playwright and writer.

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Product picture for A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry
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This groundbreaking play starred Sidney Poitier, Claudia McNeill, Ruby Dee and Diana Sands in the Broadway production which opened in 1959. Set on Chicago's South Side, the plot revolves around the divergent dreams and conflicts within three generations of the Younger family: son Walter Lee, his wife Ruth, his sister Beneatha, his son Travis and matriarch Lena, called Mama. When her deceased husband's insurance money comes through, Mama dreams of moving to a new home and a better neighborhood...
Book cover from A Raisin in the Sun and The Sign in Sidney Brusteins Window by Lorraine Hansberry
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By the time of her death, at the tragically young age of thirty-four, Lorraine Hansberry had created two electrifying masterpieces of the American theater. With A Raisin in the Sun, Hansberry gave this country its most movingly authentic portrayal of black family life in the inner city. Barely five years later, with The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window, Hansberry gave us an unforgettable portrait of a man struggling with his individual fate in an age of racial and social injustice. These two...
Book cover from A Raisin in the Sun: The Unfilmed Original Screenplay by Lorraine Hansberry
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Under the editorship of the late Robert Nemiroff, with a provocative and thoughtful introduction by preeminent African-American scholar Margaret B. Wilkerson and a commentary by Spike Lee, this completely restored screenplay is the accurate and authoritative edition of Lorraine Hansberry's script and a testament to her unparalled accomplishment as a black woman artist.

The 1961 film version of A Raisin in the Sun, with a screenplay by the author, Lorraine Hansberry, won an award at the...
Book cover from To Be Young, Gifted and Black (Signet Classics) by Lorraine Hansberry
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This is the story of a young woman born in Chicago who came to New York, won fame with her play, A Raisin in the Sun--and went on to new heights of artistry before her tragic death. In turns angry, loving, bitter, laughing, and defiantly proud, the story, voice, and message are all Lorraine Hansberry's own, coming together in one of the major works of the black experience in mid-century America.
Book cover from The Movement: Documentary of a Struggle for Equality by Lorraine Hansberry
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Simon And Schuster, 1964. First Printing. Some yellowing from age. Some age-related wear. The Movement, Documentary of a Struggle for Equality with text by Lorraine Hansberry. Collectible photo book of the struggle for Racial equality.
Book cover from Les Blancs: The Collected Last Plays: The Drinking Gourd/What Use Are Flowers? by Lorraine Hansberry
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Here are Lorraine Hansberry's last three plays--Les Blancs, The Drinking Gourd, and What Use Are Flowers?--representing the capstone of her achievement. Includes a new preface by Jewell Gresham Nemiroff and a revised introduction by Margaret B. Wilkerson.
Book cover from Raisin In The Sun - Teachers Guide by Novel Units, Grades 9 -12 by Novel Units Staff
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Time-saving, inspiring lesson plans provide a comprehensive novel unit--created by teachers for teachers. The legwork is done for you. The chapter-by-chapter guides incorporate research-based, high-order reading, writing, and thinking activities. (This is NOT the paperback novel.)
Book cover from A Raisin in the Sun (L. a. Theatre Works Audio Theatre Collection) by Lorraine Hansberry (2011-02-15) by Lorraine Hansberry
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