If Beale Street Could Talk, James Baldwin’s acclaimed 1974 novel of troubled young lovers in Harlem, was released as a film in 2018. It was one of the most popular and praised films of the year, and earned an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for Regina King. Both the novel and the book explore the unfairness of the criminal justice system and the power of family ties. Hear Baldwin’s powerful reading from his earlier novels, Giovanni’s Room and Another Country, on Calliope Author Readings Vol. 1.
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