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Daddy Was a Number Runner by Louise Meriwether

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Published by Jove .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • General,
  • Fiction - General,
  • Fiction

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages188
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL10429307M
ISBN 100515063428
ISBN 109780515063424

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Daddy Was a Number Runner is a coming-of-age novel set in Harlem during the depths of the Depression, a psychological story placed in a historically specific setting. First published as a . Daddy Was a Number Runner: A Novel - Kindle edition by Meriwether, Louise, Baldwin, James, Baldwin, James. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Daddy Was a /5(33). Louise Meriwether (born May 8, ) is an American novelist, essayist, journalist and activist, as well as a writer of biographies of historically important African Americans for children. She is best known for her first novel, Daddy Was a Number Runner (), which draws on autobiographical elements about growing up in Harlem during the Depression and in the era after the Harlem Born: Louise Jenkins, May 8, (age 96), .   First published in , Daddy Was a Number Runner is one of the seminal novels of the black experience in America. The New York Times Book Review proclaimed it “a most important novel.” Product Details/5(3).

  Daddy Was A Number Runner provides a horrific historical and sociological picture of Harlem during the 's post-Renaissance era. The reader travels throughout the daily trials and tribulations of Francie Coffin, an adolescent girl living with her brothers, mother and father, who is a number by: 9. Daddy was a Number Runner Contemporary Classics by Women Series Teacher sets: For Educator Borrowers only: Author: Louise Meriwether: Contributor: James Baldwin: Publisher: Feminist Press at CUNY, ISBN: , 2/5(1).   [ Read our review of Louise Meriwether’s acclaimed novel, “Daddy Was a Number Runner.”] Bridgett M. Davis is a novelist, screenwriter and creative writing : Kaitlyn Greenidge. Find books like Daddy Was a Number Runner from the world’s largest community of readers. Goodreads members who liked Daddy Was a Number Runner also liked.

Daddy Was a Number Runner: A Novel - Ebook written by Louise Meriwether. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read Daddy Was a Number Runner: A Novel.5/5(2).   When I my mom gave me a copy of Louise Meriwether’s novel “Daddy Was A Number Runner,” a fictionalized account of the author’s life in s Harlem, where the numbers helped. First published in , Daddy Was a Number Runner is one of the seminal novels of the black experience in America. The New York Times Book Review proclaimed it "a most important novel." This modern classic is "a tough, tender, bitter novel of a black girl struggling towards womanhood" in s Harlem— with a forward by James Baldwin. Get this from a library! Daddy was a number runner. [Louise Meriwether] -- Twelve-year-old Francie grows up in s Harlem.