[Epub] ➚ Daddy Was a Number Runner ➟ Louise Meriwether – Anguillais.us

Daddy Was a Number Runner 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.

[Epub] ➚ Daddy Was a Number Runner  ➟ Louise Meriwether – Anguillais.us
  • Paperback
  • 240 pages
  • Daddy Was a Number Runner
  • Louise Meriwether
  • English
  • 21 January 2017
  • 1558614427

    10 thoughts on “[Epub] ➚ Daddy Was a Number Runner ➟ Louise Meriwether – Anguillais.us


  1. says:

    This is Meriwether s first novel and chronicles the lives of a poor black family in Harlem during the Depression in the 1930s It is written from the point of view of Francie Coffin, the twelve year old daughter of the family Although it is a novel there are elements of autobiography and the virago edition has an introduction by James Baldwin Meriwether is still active and has received an award for social activism in 2011, this is a flavour of her speech I am a writer, and also a dedicated a This is Meriwether s first novel and chronicles the lives of a poor black family in Harlem during the Depression in the 1930s It is writt...


  2. says:

    This book, when I read it as a child sometime in the early 70 s, changed my life I didn t know, before then, that there was such a thing as a novel with a little black girl as a protagonist I decided right then and there I wanted to be a writer, tell my own little girl story.


  3. says:

    A brutal and at times ebullient account of life in 1930s Harlem, in the midst of the depression, from a 12 year old girl s point of view If things are tough for the boys, who face work in the sewers if they re lucky and instead join gangs and hang out on street corners, it s infinitely worse for the girls either you was a whore like China Doll or you worked in a laundry. or had a baby every year. The girls take it for granted they would ...


  4. says:

    I read this on my Kindle I was so glad to see if offered I first read this well written classic book way back in the 1970s when I was a teenager It had only been out as a book a couple years then that book stayed with me all these years Daddy Was a Number Runner takes place in the 1930s depression in Harlem It is seen through the eyes of Francie an African american, 12 year old girl We seen Francie s...


  5. says:

    Really enjoyed this coming of age story of Francie Coffin growing up in Harlem in the 1930s Most times funny, but many times sad, this is definitely a classic Picked it up from the library, but I ll be adding this to my personal collection.


  6. says:

    I tell you, brothers and sisters, the black man in this country must make his own life The crying Negro must die The cringing Negro must die If he don t kill hisself the environment will, and we been dying for too long The man who gets the power is the man who develops his own strength I ain t talking about strength in his muscles but in his mind We got to get better education We got to build Negro economic and political freedom And if we don t, in fifty years from now, or sooner, this I tell you, bro...


  7. says:

    The book follows a twelve year old girl growing up in 1930s Black Harlem The book offers a fascinating look into poverty in urban areas Although set in the 1930s, I thought the book was closer to the pos WW2 era The time frame is not as important as the story The heroine of the story learns many things while growing up Her experiences could be those of any child living in the 1930s She observed and felt a lotanger than many other 1930s writers Her best friend constantly wanted to be The book follows a twelve year old girl growing up in 1930s Black Harlem The book offers a fascinating look into poverty in urban areas Although set in the 1930s, I thought the book was closer to the pos WW2 era The time frame is not as important as the story The heroine of the story learns many things while growing up Her experiences could be those of any child living in the 1930s She observed and felt a lotanger than many other 1930s writers Her best friend constantly wanted to beat her up, violence and aggression were constant among her brothers who were gang members, her father had anger issues, and of course, the police.What I found most interesting was how the heroine adapted to her environment Young, naive, and good natured, she increased her ...


  8. says:

    2.5 starsI feel like something is missing in this novel,this is my honest view.I have a love hate relationship with this book I feel the message was there but did not come across as well as it could have, I came across this book by reading another fictional book based in Harlem For me this book gives the reader a message of what it was like to be African American, poor and living in Harlem in the heart of the 1930 s Great Depression in America This is what I loved the overview it gave via 2.5 starsI feel like something is missing in this novel,this is my honest view.I have a love hate relationship with this book I feel the message was there but did not come across as well as it could have, I came across this book by reading another fictional book based in Harlem For me this book gives the reader a message of what it was like to be African American, poor and living in Harlem in the heart of the 1930 s Great Depression in America This is what I loved the overview it gave via Francie a 12 year old girl, but on the other hand I also hated this basic general overview of the situation for many African Americans during the great depression it lacks depth of the REAL hardship , political and environmental goings on during this period.I say it lacks depth, as after I finished reading it I did about an hours research into the Great Depression and learned so muchabout the effect it had on America, th...


  9. says:

    I came across this book by accident, and after reading it, I m really surprised that I hadn t heard of it before I think this should be required reading in schools a book that really gives you a look into a specific time in history, but is actually interesting and accessible to the kids reading it.The book tells the sto...


  10. says:

    I think alot of the time, we write about what we know and in reading this book I come to ask myself what exactly does Louise know her writing is so simply complex which seems odd but it is a perfect sense of what is happening and why it is happening and why you don t want it t...

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