Daddy Was a Number Runner

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Feminist Press at CUNY, 2002 - Fiction - 234 pages
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Recently chosen by Essence magazine, this beloved modern classic tells the poignant story of a spirited young woman's coming of age in -Depression-era Harlem. While 12-year-old Francie Coffin's world and family threaten to fall apart, this remarkable young heroine must call upon her own wit and endurance to survive amidst the treacheries of racism and sexism, poverty and violence. "The novel's greatest achievement lies in the strong sense of black life that it conveys: the vitality and force behind the despair . . . a most -important novel."--New York Times Book Review

  

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User Review  - Bridgett Davis - Goodreads

This book, when I read it as a child sometime in the early 70's, changed my life. I didn't know, before then, that there was such a thing as a novel with a little black girl as a protagonist. I decided right then and there: I wanted to be a writer, tell my own little-girl story. Read full review

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User Review  - Tl Criswell - Goodreads

This was an amazing book. The main character Francie Coffin actually felt like the girl next door. This author did a fantastic job of taking us through Harlem and the Great Depression back in the 1930 ... Read full review

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About the author (2002)

Louise Meriwether is author of six books, including the novels "Daddy Was a Number Runner, Fragments of the Ark, " and "Shadow Dancing.

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