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No one is coming to save us a novel by Stephanie Powell Watts

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Published .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • African American families,
  • Fiction

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Edition Notes

StatementStephanie Powell Watts
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3623.A887 N6 2017
The Physical Object
Pagination371 pages
Number of Pages371
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL27232470M
ISBN 100062472984
ISBN 109780062472984
OCLC/WorldCa952207121

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