Book Discussion: The Street, Main Library

This program was on May 24, 2022
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Books & Authors
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by Ann Petry

Lutie Johnson is a newly single mother whose efforts to claim a share of the American Dream for herself and her young son are met with frustration at every turn in 1940s Harlem.  Opening a fresh perspective on the realities and challenges of black, female, working-class life, it became the first novel by an African American woman to sell more than a million copies.  The PBS NewsHour Now Read This book for May 2020.

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