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Soldier : a poet's childhood

Author: June Jordan
Publisher: New York : Basic Civitas Books, 2001, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Written with exceptional beauty throughout, Soldier stands and delivers an eloquent, heart-breaking, hilarious and hopeful, witness to the beginnings of a truly extraordinary, American life.
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: June Jordan; June Jordan; June Jordan
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: June Jordan
ISBN: 0465036821 9780465036820
OCLC Number: 945750413
Notes: Reprint. Originally published: 2000.
Awards: Short-listed for Lambda Literary Awards (Women's Memoir/Biography) 2000
Description: xx, 289 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Title Page: SOLDIER, a poet's childhood by June Jordan; Copyright iv; Dedication v; Acknowledgments ix; PROLOGUE xiii; part one HARLEM 1; part two BROOKLYN 35; part three DEEP SEA FISHING AND THE BEACH 77; part four BOYS AND CATS 97; part five CHOOSING, AND BEING CHOSEN FIGHTING, AND FIGHTING BACK 123; part six MORE ABOUT MY FATHER AND MY MOTHER, FIGHTING 147; part seven MY GRANDMOTHER, HOOORAY! 159; part eight MY UNCLE TEDDY, MY RACCOON, MY FIRST RESOLUTION 173; part nine BRAVERY, HEROES, AND SOME COMPLICATIONS 195; part ten PROMISES, APPLE TREES, AND PRETTY MISS KITTY 219.
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