The Warmth of Other Suns Blog Post

Mar 23, 2016
by: Katie J.
Warmth of Other Suns book cover

“The Uprooted,” an article by Jill Lepore, tackles the storyline of the book, The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson in many different ways.

This article starts out with a story about a man, Eddie Ralph, asking a man in 1939 if he liked living in New York City. The man’s main point was that, “I’m in New York, but New York ain’t in me!”. Eddie then soon moved away from Jacksonville, Florida and became apart of the Great Migration.

Jill Lepore then educates you on what the Great Migration is, and if it was indeed worth it for Blacks to move from the South to the North. After that, there is a connection toward The Warmth of Other Suns.

This article relates well to The Warmth of Other Suns because it mentions the Great Migration, which is what the book is about, and the book itself is the premise of the article. Jill Lepore even gives a brief explanation on how Isabel Wilkerson got to write the three stories of three people.

This was interesting because it is amazing how Isabel interviewed so many people and ended up with just three people to write about. I gives a new meaning to the book. This article also gives a good description of each person Isabel interviewed and their story in The Warmth of Other Suns.


Warmth of Other Suns reply

Submitted by aneliesebaker on Fri, 2016-03-25 07:08.

I find it amazing that The Warmth of Other Suns continues to be a factual and reliable source, so much so that articles about the Great Migration cite her work and interviews. The Great Migration is and always will be a crucial part of black culture and American history, and is still as relevant and significant as ever.