Go Tell It on the Mountain is a semi-autobiographical novel by James Baldwin that was first published 1953. Set in the Harlem of Baldwin’s youth, it concerns the religious salvation of a young man, John Grimes, and his problematic relationships with his stepfather and with the Pentecostal Church. The novel was nominated for a National Book Award and brought Baldwin into the forefront of American literature. It ranked 39th among a 1998 Modern Library listing of 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century. In 1985, PBS made a TV movie adaption of Go Tell It on the Mountain that Baldwin praised as being true to his intent.