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The Street LIB/e

The Street LIB/e( )
Author: Petry, Ann
Introduction by: Jones, Tayari
Read by: Deadwyler, Danielle
ISBN:978-1-6647-8320-1
Publication Date:Aug 2020
Publisher:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Trade & Reference Publishers
Imprint:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Book Format:CD-Audio
List Price:USD $59.99
Book Description:

The Street follows the spirited Lutie Johnson, a newly single mother whose efforts to claim a share of the American Dream for herself and her young son meet frustration at every turn in 1940s Harlem. Opening a fresh perspective on the realities and challenges of black, female, working-class life, The Street became the first novel by an African American woman to sell more than a million copies.

Author Biography
Petry, Ann (Author)
Ann Petry was born in Old Saybrook, Connecticut on October 12, 1908. She received a degree in pharmacy from the University of Connecticut in 1931. After working in the family business for three years, she wrote for the Amsterdam News and later for other publications. From 1944 to 1946, she studied creative writing at Columbia University. Her first novel, The Street, was published in 1946 and became the first novel by an African American to sell more than a million copies. Her other works include Country Place, The Narrows, The Drugstore Cat, Harriet Tubman: Conductor on the Underground Railroad, and Tituba of Salem Village. She died on April 28, 1997 at the age of 88.

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