Black Like Me

Black Like Me by John Howard Griffin
John Howard Griffin
Jun 18, 2021

In this true story, a white man, journalist John Howard Griffin, decides to become a Negro to see how it feels like. At the beginning of the book, he meets with his friend and tells him his idea. Regardless of what others thought, John goes to New Orleans and consults with doctors. He changes his skin color to see how one would treat a negro. However, he learns that some still treat black men without equality. John decides to change that.

I think this book starts very slowly, but I grew interested as I read. It teaches people equality, and I find this book pretty good. I do not usually read biographies, but this one was recommended to me by some people, and surprisingly, I immensely enjoyed it. The cover has some black and white prints on it, and I think the design represents a lot of what the read is about.  I rate this book a 3/5.

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Saathwika A.

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