Reviews

  • A straight-from-the-shoulder writer, writing about the troubled problems of this troubled earth with an illuminating intensity that should influence for the better all who ponder on the things books say

    Langston Hughes, The New York Times
  • A classic . . . Take the words out of the 1950s, when they were published, and they could apply to the women in pink hats, the scientists, the Black Lives Matter activists, the climate-change believers and the LGBTQ-rights supporters who have flooded the streets of Washington this year

    Washington Post
  • Edgy and provocative . . . entertainingly satirical

    Robert McCrum, Guardian
  • Cemented his reputation as a cultural seer ... Notes of a Native Son endures as his defining work, and his greatest

    Time
  • A classic ... In a divided America, James Baldwin's fiery critiques reverberate anew

    Washington Post