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free read A Hero Ain't Nothin' But a Sandwich

free read A Hero Ain't Nothin' But a Sandwich ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Benjie can stop using heroin anytime he wants to He just doesn't want to yet Why would he want to give up something that makes him feel so good so relaxed so tuned out As Benjie sees it there's nothing much to tune in for School iOf the people in his life including his mother stepfather teachers drug dealer and best friend this powerful story will draw you into Benjie's troubled world and force you to confront the uncertainty of his futu. A controversial book because of its slang street language and drug activity I think this book is suited for teensadults It's not a children's book just because there is a child character The book is set in a tough NY neighborhood Benjie is a 13 year old boy who abuses drugs and the book is told from his point of view as well as his mother's his mother's boyfriend Butler Craig his grandmother the next door neighbor lady who wishes Butler were hers the school principal and teachers Mr Cohen whitey whose kids read remarkably well and Nigeria Greene who causes trouble with his activism I think the book deals with historical political issues that kids today definitely wouldn't get but it's a good snapshot of history

free read ô PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ð Alice Childress

Une in for School is a waste of time and home life isn't much better All Benjie wants is for someone to believe in him for someone to believe that he's than a thirteen year old junkie Told from the perspectives. Benjie a 13 year old teenager is having a bit of trouble admitting is issues From smoking marijuana to injecting heroin he keeps on saying he isn't addicted to any of the drugs However his mother and her boyfriend Butler constantly deals with Benjie stealing household items for drug money A book about teenage life in the 70's isn't necessarily the novel you thought it would be about This book wasn't the best book if you don't pay attention to the headings and names of the chapters Each chapter is written in a different character's point of view From Benjie to his stepfather and mother the drug dealers and other various charactersHowever in this book Butler Benjie's mother's boyfriend never gives up and tries to help Benjie overcome his drug problem He always believes in himself and believes in Benjie while everyone avoids Benjie From that point on I realized that the only thing you actually need to do to succeed is to believe that you can achieve

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A Hero Ain't Nothin' But a SandwichBenjie can stop using heroin anytime he wants to He just doesn't want to yet Why would he want to give up something that makes him feel so good so relaxed so tuned out As Benjie sees it there's nothing much to t. After reading a fascinating article on actressauthorplaywright Alice Childress in the October 10 issue of The New Yorker I decided to check out her young adult novel A Hero Ain't Nothin' but a Sandwich published in 1973 Although some of the language is dated this is still a powerful and moving book about 13 year old heroin addict Benjie trying to find his way in New York's Harlem Written in short alternating chapters from differing perspectives Benjie's mother Rose best friend Jimmie Lee school principal several teachers drug pusher and stepfather the book vividly captures Benjie's world of love and despair tragedy and tenderness Both realistic and unflinching the book left me with a feeling of sadness and a sense of hope but no real answers The book was adapted into a film in 1978 starring Cicely Tyson and Paul WinfieldBorn in Charleston South Carolina in 1916 Alice Childress moved to Harlem in 1925 and joined the American Negro Theater in 1941 She was the first African American woman to have a play professionally produced in New York and one of the first African American women to direct an off Broadway play She was nominated for a Tony award as Best Supporting Actress for her role in the 1944 production Anna Lucasta A revival of her first full length play Trouble in Mind was recently performed in Washington DC to rave reviews You can read an abstract of The New Yorker article here