Nice to see you can find Black Like Me in Google books. I was telling my daughter and son about the book, as I had read it back in high school. I was surprised to see it was first published in 1962. I thought it had come out much later. Anyway, I think a book like this is appropriate when it comes to understanding how the "other half" lives in this country. We still have this ridiculous tendency to view the racial issues as "economic," as if trying to deny the racism that remains a sore point in American society.