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Childress, Alice

Overview
Works: 119 works in 278 publications in 1 language and 11,132 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Drama  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Domestic fiction 
Roles: Author, Director, Author of screenplay, Interviewee, Librettist, Editor
Classifications: PZ7.C4412, FIC
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Most widely held works by Alice Childress
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 2,603 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 )
11 editions published between 1980 and 1982 in English and held by 1,263 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 789 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 2016 in English and held by 542 libraries worldwide
Like One of the Family, which provides historical context for Kathryn Stockett's novel, The Help, is comprised of a series of conversations between Mildred, a black domestic, and her friend Marge. They create a vibrant picture of the life of a black working woman in New York in the 1950s. Rippling with satire and humor, Mildred's outspoken accounts capture vividly her white employers' complacency and condescension'and startled reactions to a maid who speaks her mind. As Mildred declares to a patronizing employer that she is not just like one of the family, or explains to Marge how a tricky employer has created a system of "half days off" to cheat her help, we gain a glimpse not only of one woman's day to day struggle, but of her previous ache of racial oppression. A domestic who refuses to exchange dignity for pay, Mildred is an inspiring conversationalist, a dragon slayer in a segregated world. The conversations in the book were first published in Freedom, the newspaper edited by Paul Robeson, and later in the Baltimore Afro-American. The book was originally published in the 1950s by in Brooklyn'based Independence Press, and Beacon Press brought out a new edition of it in 1986 with an introduction by the literary and cultural critic Trudier Harris. From the Trade Paperback edition
Black scenes by Alice Childress( Book )
8 editions published in 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 526 libraries worldwide
When the rattlesnake sounds : a play by Alice Childress( Book )
6 editions published between 1975 and 2008 in English and held by 457 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 366 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 )
12 editions published between 1967 and 2008 in English and held by 224 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 216 libraries worldwide
A one-act play which starts where the story of the Knave of Hearts who stole some tarts ends
Wine in the wilderness : a comedy-drama by Alice Childress( Book )
9 editions published between 1969 and 2008 in English and held by 199 libraries worldwide
The story of Bill Jameson, an artist in a Harlem apartment, who's working on a triptych which will represent black womanhood
Selected plays by Alice Childress( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 191 libraries worldwide
A selection of five plays by twentieth-century author and actress Alice Childress, including "Florence," "Gold through the Trees," "Trouble in Mind," "Wedding Band : A Love/Hate Story in Black and White," and "Wine in the Wilderness."
Mojo and String : two plays by Alice Childress( Book )
3 editions published between 1971 and 2000 in English and held by 189 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 133 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
String by Alice Childress( file )
6 editions published between 1969 and 2008 in English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
Contemporary Ukrainian music. In Russian
Mojo by Alice Childress( file )
6 editions published between 1971 and 2008 in English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
Alice Childress by La Vinia Delois Jennings( Book )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 7 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."
Trouble in mind by Alice Childress( Book )
4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1 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 library worldwide
Gullah by Alice Childress( file )
3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
Man bearing a pitcher by Alice Childress( file )
3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
 
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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
Элис Чайлдресс
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English (172)
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