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hero ain"t nothing but a sandwich.

Alice Childress

hero ain"t nothing but a sandwich.

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Published by Puffin Books in New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

First published 1973.

The Physical Object
Pagination126p. ;
Number of Pages126
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22644992M
ISBN 100698118545


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A Hero Ain't Nothin' But a Sandwich by Alice Childress falls under the genre of contemporary realistic fiction and is intended for children years of age. Due to the drug usage, I would say it is a book meant to children a little older than the typical middle school chapter books/5. Childress's ear for dialogue is particularly noteworthy, and her characters who are not formally educated and who do not speak in standard English are just as if not more eloquent than the others.

A Hero Ain't Nothin' but a Sandwich is a classic example of a problem novel that all serious students of YA fiction should read/5(23). Books similar to A Hero Ain't Nothin' But a Sandwich A Hero Ain't Nothin' But a Sandwich.

by Alice Childress. avg. rating Ratings. Benjie can stop using heroin anytime he wants to. He just doesn't want to yet. "It has the thoroughness of a history book yet reads with the personalized vision of a novel.".

Directed by Ralph Nelson. With Cicely Tyson, Paul Winfield, Larry B. Scott, Helen Martin. Benjie is a troubled teen in Los Angeles, living with his grandmother, mother, and her new boyfriend. Traumatized by his father's desertion and the situation at home, Benjie gets introduced to heroin.

The downward spiral begins. At school he faces conflict between the two teachers /10(). A Hero Ain’t Nothin’ but a Sandwich is told as a series of brief monologues. Presented in a “documentary” style, the novel depicts each of the main characters telling his or her story in turn.

The title of this exhibition is taken from Alice Childress’ book, A Hero Ain’t Nothin’ But a Sandwich (). The book chronicles the struggles of Benjie, a young African-American kid struggling with acceptance and self-worth while flirting dangerously with heroin addiction.

The banned book I chose is titled A Hero Ain’t Nothin’ but a Sandwich by Alice Childress. The book is about a thirteen-year-old boy, Benjie Johnson, who has become a heroin addict but denies that he has a problem.

He is convinced that he’s not “hooked” and can quit shooting up whenever he. a hero ain t nothin but a sandwich Download a hero ain t nothin but a sandwich or read online books in PDF, EPUB, Tuebl, and Mobi Format. Click Download or Read Online button to get a hero ain t nothin but a sandwich book now.

This site is like a library, Use search box in the widget to get ebook that you want. A Hero Ain't Nothin' But a Sandwich () Plot. Showing all 1 items Jump to: Summaries (1) Summaries.

Benjie is a troubled teen in Los Angeles, living with his grandmother, mother, and her new boyfriend. Traumatized by his father's desertion and the situation at home, Benjie gets introduced to heroin.

The downward spiral begins. Alice Childress () was born in Charleston, South Carolina and moved to Harlem when she was a young child. She began her career as an actress but soon turned to playwrighting. Her works include Trouble in Mind, Gold Through the Trees, Wedding Band: A Love/Hate Story in Black and White, and the young adult novel A Hero Ain’t Nothin’ but a /5(22).

Without drugs, what will he have left?Told from the interchanging perspectives of Benjie's mother, her boyfriend, Benjie's teachers, friends, grandmother, and others — and from Benjie's own point of view — A Hero Ain't Nothin' but a Sandwich takes the reader from Benjie's first time experimentation with drugs through his.

A Hero Ain't Nothin' but a Sandwich is a film directed by Ralph Nelson. The screenplay was written by Alice Childress, based on her novel of the same name.

It was shot on location in South Central Los Angeles. It was Nelson's last film before his death. A Hero Ain't Nothin' but a Sandwich opens by panning over downtown Los on: A Hero Ain't Nothin' but a Sandwich.

A Hero Ain’t Nothin’ but a Sandwich was also one of only nine books that has ever been taken to the Supreme Court for the question of whether to allow a community to banish it from school. Despite the controversy, A Hero Ain’t Nothin’ but a Sandwich won many awards; it was, for example, named one of the Outstanding Books of the Year by.

A Hero Ain't Nothin' but a Sandwich by Alice Childress is the story of a thirteen-year-old boy who becomes addicted to drugs (Heroin.) It is written like a documentary with twenty-three characters.

Audience Reviews for A Hero Ain't Nothin' but a Sandwich This is an excellent portrait of a family in the ghetto just trying to make it, with many temptations along the 5/5(1). Synopsis: A Hero Ain’t Nothin’ but a Sandwich paints a realistic portrait of a young boy becoming a drug addict in the inner city of New York, and suggests that there are no simple answers to the problems of addiction, poverty, and through a series of short monologues, A Hero Ain’t Nothin’ but a Sandwich is presented in a “documentary” style.

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(Publisher) See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. A hero ain't nothin' but a sandwich by Alice Childress; 8 editions; First published in ; Subjects: African Americans, Drug abuse, Fiction, Juvenile fiction, Social conditions, Reading Level-Grade 7, Reading Level-Grade 6, Reading Level-Grade 9, Reading Level-Grade 8, Reading Level-Grade 10; Places: New York (N.Y.).

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Grade; ; Cultural Area; African American; Coretta Scott King Book Awards, Author Honor, View Award List Share. Jane Addams Children's Book Awards,   I picked up A Hero Ain’t Nothin’ But a Sandwich by Alice Childress at the Friends of the Library book sale one day, probably because I recognized the title and figured it’s a book I should have read by now.

It’s a pretty classic problem novel about a kid named Benjie who is addicted to heroin. (The tagline on the novel is “Benjie is young, black, and well on his way to.

A Hero Ain't Nothin' but a Sandwich Summary examines questions of human relationships, self-image, racial identity, and personal commitment while telling the story of one boy's struggle against drug addiction. Filled with interesting, realistic characters, Childress's story deals honestly and believably with difficult questions.

Get this from a library. A hero ain't nothin' but a sandwich. [Alice Childress; Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, Inc.] -- The life of a thirteen-year-old Harlem youth on his way to becoming a confirmed heroin addict is seen from his viewpoint and from that of several people around him. 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 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 more than a 4/5(5).

Koch Vision present "HERO AIN'T NOTHIN' BUT A SANDWICH" () ( mins/Color) (Dolby Digital) Cicely Tyson and Paul Winfield performances are very warm, heart felt and exceptional It's like the perfect combination on how to balance out character film development This is an excellent portrait of a family in the ghetto just trying to make it, with many temptations along /5(18).

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Dope. Smack. Junk. Heroin. No matter what you call it, you can't change the fact that year-old Benjie is on it. Oh no he's not hooked, though. He could stop Free shipping over $/5(5).

About A Hero Ain’t Nothin’ but a Sandwich. 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 is a waste of time, and home life isn’t much better. "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 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 more than a. A Hero Ain't Nothin' But a Sandwich () PG | 1h 47min | Drama | 3 February (USA) Benjie is a troubled teen in Los Angeles, living with his grandmother, mother, and her new boyfriend.

Traumatized by his father's desertion and the situation at home, Benjie gets introduced to heroin. The downward spiral begins.

At school he faces conflict between the two. Preview of A Hero Ain't Nothin' but a Sandwich Summary: examines questions of human relationships, self-image, racial identity, and personal commitment while telling the story of one boy's struggle against drug addiction.

Filled with interesting, realistic characters, Childress's story deals honestly and believably with difficult questions. An unusually honest and forceful novel, told in trenchant language by a variety of people concerned with thirteen year-old Benjie, who won't admit that he's hooked but steals his stepfather's overcoat for a fix upon return from the ""detox"" hospital.

Benjie's own swaggering version of his story is moving and often funny but not particularly introspective; his mother. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Vinyl release of A Hero Ain't Nothin' But A Sandwich (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) on Discogs/5(6).

A Hero Ain't Nothing but a Sandwich Topics: Childhood, Child Pages: 3 ( words) Published: Ap It is Saturday morning and I decide to walk to the Oil City Public Library, I am walking across the bridge and I stumble. Buy a cheap copy of A Hero Aint Nothin but a Sandwich by Alice Childress - A gently used book at a great low price.

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Other articles where A Hero Ain’t Nothin’ but a Sandwich is discussed: Ralph Nelson: Tyson and Paul Winfield, in A Hero Ain’t Nothin’ but a Sandwich (), an adaptation of Alice Childress’s novel about a troubled teen in Los Angeles.

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I think the broken English utilized in the writing of this story made it that much more. A HERO Ain't Nothin' But A Sandwich is about a thirteen year old boy named Benjie Johnson who is on the verge to being hooked on heroin for the rest of his life. He's not your average hoodlum; He is very intelligent as far as school, and famous heroes, but growing up in the inner-city, and hanging around the wrong people causes him to think."A Hero Ain't Nothing but a Sandwich": Imagining and Inventing an "Epic" Hero.

Add to Favorites. 47 teachers like this lesson. Print Lesson. Share. Objective. SWBAT use the hero monomyth as inspiration for creating an "epic" hero project. Big : Glenda Funk.