cover image Rite of Passage

Rite of Passage

Richard Wright. Harper Teen, $6.99 (160pp) ISBN 978-0-06-447111-4

This posthumously published novella depicts the brutal conditions facing young African American men in 1940s Harlem. Though written more than 50 years ago, its portrayals of crime, alienation and adolescent disillusionment remain ``highly relevant,'' said PW. Ages 12-up. (Jan.)