This masterpiece, from the renowned author James Baldwin, was published in 1953. It’s an semi-autobiographical novel based on the author’s experiences as a teenage preacher in a small revivalist church that examines the role of the Christian Church in the lives of African-Americans, both as a source of repression and moral hypocrisy and as a source of inspiration and community.
Known for not shying away about his sexuality, his later works really started touching more on Homosexulity and Bisexuality. However, he does touch the subject slightly in Go Tell It on the Mountain.
I would highly suggest you purchase this book, if you don’t already have it in your library. It is a classic of contemporary African-American literature!