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Childress, Alice

Overview
Works: 129 works in 313 publications in 1 language and 13,450 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Drama  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Domestic fiction  Biography  Reviews  Stories, plots, etc  Literature 
Roles: Author, Director, Author of screenplay, Editor, Librettist, Interviewee
Classifications: PZ7.C4412, FIC
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Most widely held works about Alice Childress
 
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Most widely held works by Alice Childress
A hero ain't nothin' but a sandwich by Alice Childress( Book )

38 editions published between 1973 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,600 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
Black theater, U.S.A.; forty-five plays by Black Americans, 1847-1974 by James V Hatch( Book )

2 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 1,532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Various themes and styles are represented in this anthology of comic and tragic works by Black American playwrights
Rainbow Jordan by Alice Childress( Book )

11 editions published between 1980 and 1982 in English and held by 1,243 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 801 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 )

21 editions published between 1956 and 2017 in English and held by 741 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"
When the rattlesnake sounds : a play by Alice Childress( Book )

8 editions published between 1975 and 2008 in English and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

9 editions published in 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Those other people by Alice Childress( Book )

5 editions published between 1946 and 1989 in English and held by 371 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
Wine in the wilderness : a comedy-drama by Alice Childress( Book )

11 editions published between 1969 and 2008 in English and held by 348 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
"Let's hear it for the queen" by Alice Childress( Book )

5 editions published between 1976 and 2008 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A one-act play which starts where the story of the Knave of Hearts who stole some tarts ends
Wedding band; a love/hate story in black and white by Alice Childress( Book )

7 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blacks and whites during the summer of 1918 in Charleston, South Carolina
Selected plays by Alice Childress( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 218 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
Mojo and String : two plays by Alice Childress( Book )

4 editions published between 1971 and 2000 in English and held by 195 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
Wedding band by Alice Childress( )

6 editions published between 1967 and 2008 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

String by Alice Childress( )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mojo by Alice Childress( )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the last supper by Alice Childress( )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gullah by Alice Childress( )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trouble in mind by Alice Childress( )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Man bearing a pitcher by Alice Childress( )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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A hero ain't nothin' but a sandwich
Covers
Rainbow JordanA short walkLike one of the family : conversations from a domestic's lifeSelected playsModern black American poets and dramatistsContemporary Black biography, Profiles from the international Black communityTwentieth-Century literary criticism. Volume 116
Alternative Names
Alice Childress Amerikaans romanschrijfster (1912-1994)

Alice Childress US-amerikanische Dramatikerin, Schauspielerin und Schriftstellerin

Childress, Alice Herndon 1920-1994

Herndon Childress, Alice 1920-1994

Элис Чайлдресс

Languages
English (189)