A Hero Ain't Nothin' But a Sandwich

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A Hero Ain't Nothin' But a Sandwich

A Hero Ain't Nothin' but a Sandwich by Alice Childress is the story of a thirteen-year-old boy who becomes addicted to drugs (Heroin.) It is written like a documentary with twenty-three characters...

Latest answer posted July 11, 2015, 5:32 pm (UTC)

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A Hero Ain't Nothin' But a Sandwich

In Alice Childress's novel A Hero Ain't Nothin' But A Sandwich, Benjie is a young African American boy who becomes addicted to heroin. Jimmy Lee Powell is a former friend of Benjie's who plays a...

Latest answer posted June 11, 2019, 2:44 pm (UTC)

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A Hero Ain't Nothin' But a Sandwich

It is written in first person, but the voice isn't just one character. The first-person narrator is from the different characters in the book. Each characters tells about his/her experiences...

Latest answer posted August 30, 2007, 7:31 am (UTC)

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A Hero Ain't Nothin' But a Sandwich

It is set in Harlem, a part of New York City, in the early 1970s. During this time, Harlem was considered to be a ghetto in which crime was high, along with poverty and drug use. It takes place in...

Latest answer posted August 30, 2007, 7:54 am (UTC)

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A Hero Ain't Nothin' But a Sandwich

In the context of the time it was written, A Hero Ain't Nothin' but a Sandwich by Alice Childress is brimming with realism. Childress models the realistic character here for the entire young adult...

Latest answer posted February 3, 2010, 12:04 pm (UTC)

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A Hero Ain't Nothin' But a Sandwich

Rose, Benjie's mother, is well aware of the troubles in the neighborhood. In fact, the word "trouble" itself is said by Rose multiple times throughout the novel, especially when describing the...

Latest answer posted September 19, 2019, 4:42 pm (UTC)

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