Daddy Was a Number Runner

Daddy Was a Number Runner

by Louise Meriwether


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This beloved modern classic documents the lives and hardships of an African American family living 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.

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ISBN-13: 9780131971035
Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
Publication date: 01/01/1970
Pages: 208

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Guest More than 1 year ago
From beginning to end, the book was enjoyable. Brutally honest and very mature, but an excellent read. Many times hit close to home, others were a learning experience (like the use of rags, the electric hair on juveniles, etc.) It was a quick read that I didn't want to finish!