A Hero Ain’t Nothin’ but a Sandwich
By Alice Childress
McCann & Geoghegan
Current & Digital Publisher: Puffin
Reading Level: Ages 12 & Up
Children’s Books Finalists That Year:
- Alice Childress for A Hero Ain’t Nothin’ but a Sandwich
- Vera and Bill Cleaver for The Whys and Wherefores of Littabelle Lee
- Julia Cunningham for The Treasure is the Rose
- Bette Greene for Summer of My German Soldier
- Kristin Hunter for Guests in the Promised Land
- E.L. Konigsburg for A Proud Taste for Scarlet and Miniver
- Norma Fox Mazer for A Figure of Speech
- F.N. Monjo for Poor Richard in France
- Harve Zemach for Duffy and the Devil
Children’s Books Winner That Year: Eleanor Cameron for The Court of the Stone Children
Judges That Year: Clifton Fadiman, Nancy Larrick, George A. Woods
The Year in Literature: The Slave Dancer by Paula Fox won the Newbery Medal.
1979 novel, A
nominated for the Pulitzer Prize.
Childress was also a successful Broadway actress, starring in, among others, Anna Lucasta, which was the longest-running all-black play in Broadway history.
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