what happens to sonny in the beginning?
he is arreste for selling/ using heroin
where did sonny grow up?
harlem, he faced hardships
where is james baldwin from?
mom- worked as a domestic servant
father- abandoned him
who had a strong influence on james?
his stepfather, David Baldwin who was a preacher
what complicated his role in the church?
what did baldwin do when he became frustrated with life in america?
left and went to paris where he met several well known authors
sonnys blue was originally published in?
the partisan review
Sonnys blues is?
a constant struggle between light and darkness, failure and redemption
leader of sonny's band
narrator's daughter who dies at a young age
to become a jazz pianist
where sonny spent a lot of his time with other musicians
significance of the the narrator seeing sonny play music?
he watches all his brothers struggles pour out as he plays and that is when he realizes who sonny is and what he is made of
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