Library:ADCLP/A hero ain't nothin' but a sandwich

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A hero ain't nothin' but a sandwich / Alice Childress.

Summary

The life of a thirteen-year-old Harlem black boy on his way to becoming a confirmed heroin addict is seen from his viewpoint and from that of several people around him.

Keywords

African Americans, Drug Abuse, Fiction, Social conditions

Reading Levels

Ages 10 - 14 / Grades 5 - 9

Awards

  • Coretta Scott King Author Award (honor), 1974
  • School Library Journal Best Books for Children and Young Adults, 1973
  • ALA Notable Books for Children and Young Adults, 1973
  • Jane Adams Award (honor), 1974
  • Lewis Carroll Shelf Award, 1975
  • New York Times Oustanding Book (honor), 1973
  • National Book Award, 1974
  • Woodward Park School Award, 1974

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