A Raisin in the Sun Author:Lorraine Hansberry When it was first produced in 1959, A Raisin in the Sun was awarded the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for that season and hailed as a watershed in American drama. A pioneering work by an African-American playwright, the play was a radically new representation of black life. "A play that changed American theater forever."--The New... more » York Times.« less
This is a must read book,It about poor black family, who was struggling in their life and didn't have enough to live. It mostly encourage those who doesn't have as much that even though,but you can still make life successful by working hard and don't be discourage by rich people. I love the fact that the little money they get they want to better them self by going to school.
Hansberry's play is both enjoyable and painful. A picture of a time in our history that was shameful, and the pain of the family is shared with the reader. Once you have read the play, see the movie, too. They did a great job of it!