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Ann Petry “The Street”

Petry became the first Black female writer to top more than 1 million in book sales with her very first novel, The Street , published in 1946. Set in 1940s Harlem, the story centers on the hardships of main character Lutie Johnson, a single Black mother, as she struggles to survive her violent and poverty-stricken surroundings with her young son Bub.

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