I studied Manchild in the Promised Land as a social studies compendium in college. It was published in 1965 as autobiographical novel. It was written by Claude Brown. It chronicles of the author’s coming-of-age story amidst poverty and violence in Harlem during the 1940s and 1950s.
The same hold true for today. I see there’s a grave imbalance between needs of the boy child and the girl child needs. Both need serious and urgent attention from all sides. We need to giving child attention by gender and realized both needs equal amount of love and encourage to grow into healthy adults.
Originally published: 1965
Author: Claude Brown
Page count: 415
Genres: Novel, Biography, Autobiography, Autobiographical novel, Fictional Autobiography
Awards: Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for Nonfiction
This book is pretty much saying the same thing years later.