James Arthur Baldwin was an American novelist, essayist, playwright, poet, and social critic. His essays, as collected in Notes of a Native Son (1955), explore palpable yet unspoken intricacies of racial, sexual, and class distinctions in Western societies, most notably in mid-20th-century America, and their inevitable if unnameable tensions. Some Baldwin essays are book-length, for instance The Fire Next Time (1963), No Name in the Street (1972), and The Devil Finds Work (1976).
CORNELIA'S JEWELS is a famous short story by James Arthur Baldwin. The story is about a mother and her sons. Once they are standing in a beautiful garden and looking at the mother's friend. She is a good-looking woman, and the boys compare her with a queen. But one boy has said that their mother is more beautiful and she looks really like a queen! The mother loves her sons and is proud of them! They are like jewels for her! This story teaches us to love, be proud of our dearest and value our parents!