A Raisin in the Sun (By Lorraine Hansberry)

A Raisin in the Sun
A Raisin in the Sun


ISBN: 9780679755330Number of Pages: 151
Publisher: VintageBook Title: A Raisin in the Sun
Publication Year: 2004Target Audience: Trade
Author: Lorraine HansberryReading Age: 12+


A Raisin in the Sun , with the anti black discrimination movement as the background, compares the black Youngs with dreams to raisins exposed to the cruel sunlight, and describes the story of their mutual support and adherence to their dreams in the social vortex of racial discrimination.

This play, which is called “ to show the living conditions of African Americans on the stage”, “permanently changed the history of American drama” and became a classic of American drama.

There are countless versions of stage and film and television dramas adapted from this book. Among them, the adapted musical A Raisin in the Sun performed on Broadway won two Tony Awards including the musical in 1973.

Broadway rehearsed the play twice in 2004 and 2014, both winning multiple Tony Awards. The Tony Award was established in 1947 and has always been regarded as the prize of American drama and musicals.

A Raisin in the Sun is one of the best ap lit book, Best AP Lit Book List (2022)

About the Author

Lorraine Hansberry (1930-1965) was born in Chicago. In 1959, his debut work A Raisin in the Sun won the Best Drama Award of the Year of the New York Drama Critics Circle. Lorraine Hansberry became the youngest winner of the award in American history and the first black playwright to win the award.

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Table of Contents

  • Raisin in the sun / Lorraine Hansberry —
  • Dreams / Langston Hughes —
  • Emerald City: third & pike / Charlotte Watson Sherman —
  • Beach umbrella / Cyrus Colter —
  • Queens, 1963 / Julia Alvarez – Everything that rises must converge / Flannery O’Connor —
  • Judith’s Fancy / Audre Lorde —
  • Running from racists / Suzanne Seixas —
  • What is Africa to me?-A question of identity / Pauli Murray.