Other Literary Forms

(Critical Edition of Dramatic Literature)

Although she wrote many plays, Alice Childress is perhaps better known for her young adult novels, especially A Hero Ain’t Nothin’ but a Sandwich (1973). Childress wrote the screenplay for the film based on this book, which premiered in 1978. Her other novels include Rainbow Jordan (1981) and Those Other People (1989), both for young adults, and A Short Walk (1979).