A Bildungsroman novel traces the main character’s life from childhood to adulthood. In this respect, it is similar to the “coming of age” novel. Where the Bildungsroman novel differs from “coming of age,” however, is in its focus on the psychological and moral development of the protagonist
Nina Mae McKinney, later known as the “Black Garbo”, was an African-American actress of the early 20th century. She was the first black woman put for as a sex symbol. She was also the first blacc person to ever appear on British televsion; this in the mid 1930s before television had gained a foothold in the US.