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[PDF / Epub] ✈ Daddy Was A Number Runner ☀ Louise Meriwether – Eiyo.us

Daddy Was A Number Runner This Bittersweet And Sharply Observed Masterpiece Recounts A Year In The Life Of Twelve Year Old France Coffin It Is The Summer Of 1934, And Nowhere Are The Effects Of The Great Depression Apparent Than In Harlem But Harlem Is Also Home To A Community S Anger, Humor, And Vitality, The Paradoxical Cradle Of Young Francie S Innocence And Dreams Just Like The Daily Numbers Game Played For The Small Glint Of Hope That It Boldly Promises But Will Never Fulfill.

[PDF / Epub] ✈ Daddy Was A Number Runner  ☀ Louise Meriwether – Eiyo.us
  • Paperback
  • 208 pages
  • Daddy Was A Number Runner
  • Louise Meriwether
  • English
  • 05 May 2017
  • 1860492320

    10 thoughts on “[PDF / Epub] ✈ Daddy Was A Number Runner ☀ Louise Meriwether – Eiyo.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 Mer...


  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 get felt up when they go to the shops or the cinema i 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 get felt up when they go to the shops or the cinema if they don t let themselves get felt up they get less groceries They all play the ...


  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 life in Harlem over the course of a year Louise Meriwether did an excellent job describin 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 life in Harlem over the course of a year Louise Meriwether did an excellent job describing what Harlem was like during this time.Francie and her family live in poverty, there is never enough money a lot times not enough food She has two older brothers Her father makes some money being a number runner this little girl witnesses things she shouldn t Crime, prostitution she faces her own dangers in Harlem It w...


  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, brothers and sisters, the black man in this country must make h...


  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 ...


  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...


  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 story of twelve year old Francie as she navigates her growing up years through the increasingly rough streets of Harlem Through the eyes of Francie, the reader sees just how desol 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 story of twelve year old Francie as she navigates her growing up years through the increasingly rough streets of Harlem Through the eyes of Francie, the reader sees just how desolate the Depression era landscape can be jobs are scarce, men are out of work, and children become adults way before their time One the most striking parts of the book, to me, was the two contradictory sides of Francie On one side, she seemed very nearly adult setting up the family s jumper to steal electricity and knowing exactly which shopkeepers to avoid being alone with but on the other, she was very childlike, like when sh...


  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 y...

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