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Gr. 8^-12. In a powerful autobiographical novel, teenage John struggles with his personal religious conflict and with his rigid evangelist father in 1930s Harlem. His fight with his father is about his search for God and also about his search for identity.


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John's fight with his father is about the black man's view of himself; it is also about John's struggle against his parents' self-righteous and brutal authority.


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John's fight with his father is about the black man's view of himself, but it's also about a teenager's struggle against the parent's self-righteous, brutal authority. Baldwin's auto~biographical essay "Notes of a Native Son" incorporates some of the same themes.


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Gr. 8^-12. In a powerful autobiographical novel, teenage John struggles with his personal religious conflict and with his rigid evangelist father in 1930s Harlem. His fight with his father is about his search for God and also about his search for identity.