Books by Kai Wright
NPR stories about Kai Wright
In this week's Black History Month salute, writer Kai Wright tells how freed blacks in northern cities quickly discovered ways to become politically engaged. In 1817, thousands of blacks in Philadelphia made a statement to whites by unifying to boldly renounce unjust practices rooted in slavery.
Manny, Julius and Carlos come from different backgrounds, but their stories share a common thread. All three struggle to make a life for themselves as they navigate the rocky waters of adolescence. NPR's Farai Chideya talks with journalist Kai Wright about his book, Drifting Toward Love.