“Sonny’s Blues” by James Baldwin

 You can read James Baldwin’s short story “Sonny’s Blues” at this link.  https://uwm.edu/cultures-communities/wp-content/uploads/sites/219/2018/01/SonnysBlues.Baldwin.pdf

“James Baldwin” by Allan Warren, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:James_Baldwin_37_Allan_Warren_(cropped).jpg, Licensed CC BY  Allan Warren

James Baldwin was born in Harlem, New York. By the age of 13 his educators deemed him gifted; in 1937  he wrote his first article, titled “Harlem—Then and Now,” which was published in his school’s magazine. Baldwin’s essay “Down at the Cross” landed Baldwin on the cover of  Time Magazine in 1963. He moved to Paris and lived his life there.



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