On her own the child AW
was always reading. At eight she identified in someone else's house a photograph of Booker T. Washington
—and asked, Why don't you give it to me, please?
White, Evelyn. Alice Walker. A Life. Norton, 2004.
Intertextuality and Influence
In the year leading up to this publication, UM
was reading (mostly male) African-American writers—Booker T. Washington
, James Weldon Johnson
, and W. E. B. Du Bois—and taking an intense interest in...