"A fine novel."
THE BOSTON HERALD
Photographer, writer, and composer, Gordon Parks has written a moving, true-to-life novel of growing up as a black man in this country in this century. Hailed by critics and readers alike, THE LEARNING TREE tells the extraordinary journey of a family as they struggle to understand the world around them and leave their mark a world that is better for their having been in it.
About the Author
< p> GORDON PARKS is the author of numerous books of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and photography, including < i> The Learning Tree< /i> and < i> A Choice of Weapons< /i> . He is the recipient of a plethora of honorary degrees and awards, including the National Medal of Art. He is also a film director and composer, and wrote the music and libretto for< i> Martin, < /i> a ballet honoring Martin Luther King, Jr.< /p>