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Childress, Alice

Overview
Works: 125 works in 278 publications in 1 language and 11,901 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Drama  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Domestic fiction 
Roles: Author, Director, Author of screenplay, Interviewee, Editor, Librettist
Classifications: PZ7.C4412, FIC
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Most widely held works about Alice Childress
 
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A hero ain't nothin' but a sandwich by Alice Childress( Book )

31 editions published between 1973 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of a thirteen-year-old Harlem youth on his way to becoming a confirmed heroin addict is seen from his viewpoint and from that of several people around him
Rainbow Jordan by Alice Childress( Book )

10 editions published between 1980 and 1982 in English and held by 1,257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Her mother, her foster guardian, and 14-year-old Rainbow comment on the state of things as she prepares to return to a foster home for yet another stay
A short walk by Alice Childress( Book )

10 editions published between 1979 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 785 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From potential racial conflict at a minstrel show in Charleston to struggling to survive in Harlem, Cora lives her life, trying to "be kind to one another along the way."
Like one of the family : conversations from a domestic's life by Alice Childress( Book )

19 editions published between 1956 and 2017 in English and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A new edition of Alice Childress's classic novel about African American domestic workers, featuring a foreword by Roxane Gay First published in Paul Robeson's newspaper, Freedom, and composed of a series of conversations between Mildred, a black domestic, and her friend Marge, Like One of the Family is a wry, incisive portrait of working women in Harlem in the 1950's. Rippling with satire and humor, Mildred's outspoken accounts vividly capture her white employers' complacency and condescension--and their startled reactions to a maid who speaks her mind and refuses to exchange dignity for pay. Upon publication the book sparked a critique of working conditions, laying the groundwork for the contemporary domestic worker movement. Although she was critically praised, Childress's uncompromising politics and unflinching depictions of racism, classism, and sexism relegated her to the fringe of American literature. Like One of the Family has been long overlooked, but this new edition, featuring a foreword by best-selling author Roxane Gay, will introduce Childress to a new generation"--
Black scenes by Alice Childress( Book )

8 editions published in 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the rattlesnake sounds : a play by Alice Childress( Book )

6 editions published between 1975 and 2008 in English and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Active in the abolitionist movement and the underground railroad, Harriet Tubman discusses freedom and slavery with her co-workers
Those other people by Alice Childress( Book )

5 editions published between 1946 and 1989 in English and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bigotry surfaces at Minitown High when a popular male teacher sexually assaults a delinquent fifteen-year-old girl and the only witnesses are a black boy and a gay student teacher
Wedding band; a love/hate story in black and white by Alice Childress( Book )

7 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blacks and whites during the summer of 1918 in Charleston, South Carolina
Let's hear it for the Queen : a play by Alice Childress( Book )

5 editions published between 1976 and 2008 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A one-act play which starts where the story of the Knave of Hearts who stole some tarts ends
Selected plays by Alice Childress( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As the first African American woman to have a play professionally produced in New York City (Gold Through the Trees in 1952), Alice Childress occupies a profoundly important but rarely acknowledged place in the history of American theater. A political activist all her life, Childress worked as an actress until, in 1949, she began writing plays that presented a remarkably complex, nuanced, bitingly realistic portrait of the racial inequalities and social injustices of her time. ... Spanning the 1940s to the 1960s, Selected Plays presents the five plays that Childress herself believed were her best."--Page 4 of cover
Wine in the wilderness : a comedy-drama by Alice Childress( Book )

9 editions published between 1969 and 2008 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Bill Jameson, an artist in a Harlem apartment, who's working on a triptych which will represent black womanhood
Mojo and String : two plays by Alice Childress( Book )

3 editions published between 1971 and 2000 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mojo: a Black love story, set in the fall of 1969, in Teddy's apartment with an "ostentatious display of all the expensive junk and gadgetry that money can buy."--Page 5. String: "A very free adaptation of a Guy de Maupassant story: 'A piece of string, ' the story of a gentle man--abused by vulgarians."--Page 26
The Signet classic book of Southern short stories( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents thirty-three stories by Southern writers--half by women and one third by blacks--that capture the richness and complexities of Southern life
Alice Childress by La Vinia Delois Jennings( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A founding member of the American Negro Theatre, Childress became in 1952 the first African-American woman to see her play (Gold through the Trees) professionally produced in New York and in 1956 the first to receive an Obie Award (for Trouble in Mind). She is perhaps best known today, for A Hero Ain't Nothin' but a Sandwich, her 1973 novel for young adults about a 13-year-old black boy addicted to heroin. At the time of her death in 1994, Childress could lay claim to a writing career of more than 40 years in which she examined with honesty and passion the meaning of being black, and especially of being black and female, in a culture where being white and male was what counted. As Childress herself once said, "I concentrate on portraying have-nots in a have society."
Wedding band by Alice Childress( Book )

6 editions published between 1967 and 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Trouble in mind by Alice Childress( Book )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Moms" : a praise play for a Black comedienne by Alice Childress( Book )

4 editions published between 1975 and 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

String by Alice Childress( )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mojo by Alice Childress( )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Man bearing a pitcher by Alice Childress( )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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A hero ain't nothin' but a sandwich
Alternative Names
Alice Childress American playwright and author

Alice Childress Amerikaans romanschrijfster (1912-1994)

Alice Childress US-amerikanische Dramatikerin, Schauspielerin und Schriftstellerin

Childress, Alice Herndon 1920-1994

Herndon Childress, Alice 1920-1994

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Languages
English (170)

Covers
Rainbow JordanA short walkLike one of the family : conversations from a domestic's lifeSelected playsThe Signet classic book of Southern short storiesAlice ChildressModern black American poets and dramatists