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Childress, Alice

Overview
Works: 103 works in 244 publications in 1 language and 10,683 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Drama  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Domestic fiction 
Roles: Compiler, Director, Author of screenplay, Interviewee, Editor, Librettist
Classifications: PS3505.H76, [FIC]
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Publications about Alice Childress
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Publications by Alice Childress, published posthumously.
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A hero ain't nothin' but a sandwich by Alice Childress( Book )
27 editions published between 1973 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,783 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 )
9 editions published between 1980 and 1982 in English and held by 1,364 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 )
7 editions published between 1979 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 714 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 )
16 editions published between 1956 and 2009 in English and held by 575 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 )
6 editions published in 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 546 libraries worldwide
When the rattlesnake sounds : a play by Alice Childress( Book )
1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 485 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 399 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 )
10 editions published between 1969 and 2008 in English and held by 281 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 : a play by Alice Childress( Book )
2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 233 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 )
3 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 224 libraries worldwide
Blacks and whites during the summer of 1918 in Charleston, South Carolina
Mojo and String : two plays by Alice Childress( Book )
4 editions published between 1971 and 2000 in English and held by 195 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."--P. 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."--p. 26
Selected plays by Alice Childress( Book )
2 editions published in 2011 in Undetermined and English and held by 184 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."
A short walk by Alice Childress( Book )
4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 130 libraries worldwide
Famed dramatist and author Alice Childress portrays her protagonist's "short walk" through life. During the early half of the twentieth century, Cora James experiences political movements, the easy life of dealing poker in a Harlem card parlor, and the more grueling demands of the vaudeville circuit. She emerges as the woman of stature she always vowed to become
Wedding band by Alice Childress( Computer File )
7 editions published between 1967 and 2008 in English and held by 84 libraries worldwide
Mojo by Alice Childress( Computer File )
5 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 82 libraries worldwide
Man bearing a pitcher by Alice Childress( Computer File )
3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 82 libraries worldwide
Gullah by Alice Childress( Computer File )
3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 82 libraries worldwide
A king remembered by Alice Childress( Computer File )
3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 81 libraries worldwide
After the last supper by Alice Childress( Computer File )
3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 81 libraries worldwide
A portrait of Fannie Lou Hamer by Alice Childress( Computer File )
3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 81 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Childress, Alice Herndon 1920-1994
Herndon Childress, Alice 1920-1994
Languages
English (146)
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