A Hero Ain’t Nothin’ But A Sandwich by Alice Childress

The novel explores the life of a 13-year-old African American boy growing up in Harlem who struggles with heroin addiction. His story is told through multiple perspectives, including his own, his family members, and other individuals in his community, each offering their own insights into his circumstances. The narrative delves into themes of poverty, drug abuse, identity, and the complexities of family dynamics, as the protagonist confronts the challenges of his environment and the choices he must make to overcome his addiction and find a sense of self-worth.

The 3793rd greatest book of all time


Published
1973
Nationality
American
Type
Fiction
Pages
128
Words
Unknown
Original Language
English

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