Bound To Stay Bound

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 Go tell it on the mountain
 Author: Baldwin, James

 Publisher:  Vintage Books (2013)

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 226 p.,  21 cm

 BTSB No: 086320 ISBN: 9780375701870
 Ages: 14-18 Grades: 9-12

 African Americans -- Fiction
 Pentecostal churches -- Fiction
 Interpersonal relations -- Fiction
 Harlem (New York, N.Y.) -- Fiction

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With lyrical precision, psychological directness, resonating symbolic power, and a rage that is at once unrelenting and compassionate, Baldwin chronicles a fourteen-year-old boy's discovery of the terms of his identity as the stepson of the minister of a Pentecostal storefront church in Harlem. Baldwin's rendering of his protagonist's spiritual, sexual, and moral struggle toward self-invention opened new possibilities in the American language and in the way Americans understood themselves.

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