This Child's Gonna Live

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Written by
Wright, Sarah Elizabeth, American, 1928 - 2009
Medium
ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 7 7/8 x 5 1/4 in. (20 x 13.3 cm)
Type
paperbacks
Place depicted
Eastern Shore, Maryland, United States, North and Central America
Date
1971
Description
A first edition of the novel, This Child's Gonna Live, by Sarah E. Wright.
The cover features a background image of a sepia toned portrait of Sarah E. Wright with off-white text. The book is 276 pages. The novel is set in a fishing village on Maryland's Eastern Shore during the Depression. It tells the story of an impoverished wife of an oysterman and her family.
Topic
African American
Literature
Motherhood
Poverty
United States--History--1933-1945
Women
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Family of Sarah Elizabeth Wright
Object number
2010.61.14
Restrictions & Rights
© 1969 by Sarah E. Wright
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Classification
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Exhibition
Making a Way Out of No Way
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Community/Third Floor, 3 050
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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