A Hero Ain't Nothin' but A Sandwich

A Hero Ain't Nothin' but A Sandwich

Book - 1973
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The life of a thirteen-year-old Harlem youth on his way to becoming a confirmed heroin addict is seen from his viewpoint and from that of several people around him.
Publisher: New York : Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, c1973
ISBN: 9780698305304
Branch Call Number: FIC/CHI


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Aug 27, 2009

I must've read this 20 times since I first discovered it in 5th grade. It covers a 13-yr-old's descent into heroin addiction from the p.o.v.s of the boy, his mother, his teachers, his former best friend, his dealer, and his stepfather--each chapter written in each character's own (seemingly effortlessly captured) voice. An absolute classic. Childress is masterful.

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