The Sellout Summary
Paul Beatty

Everything you need to understand or teach The Sellout by Paul Beatty.

  • The Sellout Summary & Study Guide
  • 30 The Sellout Lessons
  • 20 Activities
  • 180 Multiple Choice Questions
  • 60 Short Essay Questions
  • 20 Essay Questions
  • Pre-Made Tests and Quizzes
  • ...and more

The Sellout Overview

The Sellout, by Paul Beatty, is an African-American novel on race relations in the United States. In the book, the unnamed, black narrator stands on trial for owning a slave and segregating his community. The Sellout critiques cultural mindsets and uses satire as a way to challenge institutions and assumptions about racism.

Lesson Plan

The Sellout Lesson Plans contain 116 pages of teaching material, including:

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