A Hero Ain't Nothin' But a Sandwich

by Alice Childress
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What is the setting of A Hero Ain't Nothing but a Sandwich?

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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 the winter, which underscores Benjie's life.

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