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  • Allen, Bonnie.
    WE ARE OVERCOME: Thoughts on Being Black in America.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Crown, 1995. dj. Hardcover first edition - Irreverent essays dissecting the current state of affairs between blacks and whites by this black female political/social humorist. ISBN: 0517597594.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 16015
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  • Baker, Liva.
    THE SECOND BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS: The Hundred-Year Struggle to Integrate the Schools.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: HarperCollins, 1996. dj. Hardcover first edition - A powerful and moving book, about the legal challenges and about the courage of those involved: 6 year old Ruby Bridges and the 3 other black first graders in 1960, their parents, and the parents of the white students who persisted in sending their children to a desegrated school, of federal district judge J. Skelly White, and black Creole attorney A. P. Tureaud and more. Photographs, notes, bibliography and sources, index. 564 pgs.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 11898
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  • Berman, Daniel B.
    IT IS SO ORDERED: The Supreme Court Rules on School Segregation.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Norton, (1966.). Covers events from the filing of the original suit on behalf of 13 African American children in Topeka, Kansas to the decision in the 1954 landmark case, Brown v. The Board of Education. Index of juridical terms and general index. 161 pp.

    Condition: Good condiiton.

    Book ID: 30685
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  • NEGRO PROTEST THOUGHT IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY. by Broderick, Francis L. & August Meier, editors.
    Broderick, Francis L. & August Meier, editors.
    NEGRO PROTEST THOUGHT IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY.

    Edition: First printing.

    Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, (1965.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Anthology of original source documents compiled from the writings of African-American activists from 1895 through 1965, including Monroe Trotter, Bayard Rustin, W.E.B. DuBois, A. Philip Randolph, Marcus Garvey, Angelo Herndon, Dr. Martin Luther King, Thurgood Marshall, John Lewis, and many others. Information on the founding and aims of the various protest movements: The Niagara Movement, NAACP, CORE, SNCC, SCLC, etc. The first book publication of some of the documents. A title in The American Heritage Series under the general editorship of Leonard W. Levy and Alfred Young. Index. xliii, 444 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fair only dustjacket. with chips on the top of the spine and the back cover (previous owner's name mostly hidden by dj flap)

    Book ID: 84116
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  • DIE NIGGER DIE! by Brown, H. Rap (Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin)
    Brown, H. Rap (Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin)
    DIE NIGGER DIE!

    Edition: First UK printing.

    London: Allison & Busby, (1970) dj. Hardcover first edition - Political autobiography by this black revolutionary - who became the 5th head of SNCC, the Student Nonviolent Co-ordinating Committee, from 1967-68, when he was just 23 years old. A galvanizing figure, he converted to Islam while serving a prison term and after his release in 1976, he became a respected Muslim spiritual leader and community activist in Atlanta, preaching against drugs and gambling. Nevertheless, in 2002, in a case with many unanswered questions, he was convicted of murdering a sheriff's deputy and wounding another, and has been serving a life sentence ever since. Index.117 pp. ISBN: 0-85031-0245.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 69562
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  • THE FLASHLIGHT. by Cleaver, Eldridge.
    Cleaver, Eldridge.
    THE FLASHLIGHT.

    Edition: First thus.

    Frankfurt, Germany: Verlag Moritz Diesterweg (1977). First edition - A small pamphlet with the text in English, a title in the Diesterwegs Neusprachliche Bibliothek. Includes an introduction and annotations. "File copy, Joan Daves" stamped on front cover and title page. 65 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in a blue stapled wrappers with a photograph of Cleaver on the front cover.

    Book ID: 75544
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  • BLACK RIOT IN LOS ANGELES: The Story of the Watts Tragedy. by Crump, Spencer.
    Crump, Spencer.
    BLACK RIOT IN LOS ANGELES: The Story of the Watts Tragedy.

    Edition: First edition.

    Los Angeles: Trans-Anglo Books, (1966) dj. Hardcover first edition - An attempt to present a balanced look at the Watts Riot, illustrated throughout with black and white photographs, that tell the story far more graphically than words can. Includes an Appendix: The text of the McCone Commission report. Maps, bibliography, index. Large format. 160 pp. Map endpapers.

    Condition: Good only in a good dust jacket (tear to side of spine, dj has remnants of a spine label, some short closed tears)

    Book ID: 66724
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  • MALCOLM A TO X: The Man and His Ideas. by Gallen, David, compiler.
    Gallen, David, compiler.
    MALCOLM A TO X: The Man and His Ideas.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback..

    New York: Carroll & Graf, (1992). First edition - An introduction to the basic views of Malcolm X in an alphabetical format, which includes brief quotations from interviews with Malcolm X, as well as short reminiscences by those who knew him. Illustrated with photographs. 160 pp. ISBN: 0-881849103.

    Condition: Very near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers (remainder line)

    Book ID: 84750
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  • THE FUTURE OF THE RACE. by Gates Jr., Henry Louis and Cornel West.
    Gates Jr., Henry Louis and Cornel West.
    THE FUTURE OF THE RACE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1996. dj. Hardcover first edition - A collaboration between these two noted Black scholars and writers, two essays which look at W.E.B. DuBois's concept of the talented tenth, and address the dreams, fears, aspirations, and responsibilities of the Black community - especially the Black middle class and elite - on the eve of the 21st century. Appendix with the DuBois's Talented Tenth address, notes. xvii, 196 pp. ISBN: 0-67944405X.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 80117
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  • Greene, Melissa Fay.
    THE TEMPLE BOMBING.

    Edition: First UK printing.

    London: Jonathan Cape, 1996. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - SIGNED on the title page. An examination of a chapter in the history of Civil Rights in the US and in Georgia. In the wake of the US Supreme Court's Brown decision outlawing segregated schools, violence erupted in the South. The young rabbi of Atlanta's oldest synagogue spoke up for racial justice, and in October1958, the synagogue was blown apart by dynamite. Winner of the Southern Critics Nonfiction Award. Photographs, notes, index, 502 pages. ISBN: 0-224-040510.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (donation stamp inside front cover, some rubbing to the dj.)

    Book ID: 21505
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  • Greene, Melissa Fay.
    PRAYING FOR SHEETROCK.

    Edition: Book of the Month Club edition (same size and quality as trade edition).

    New York: Addison-Wesley, 1991. dj. SIGNED hardcover - SIGNED on the title page. The author's first book, this is the story of the political awakening of a tiny black community in coastal Georgia in the 1970's. Shortlisted for both the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award, and winner of the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award. 335 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 0-201-550482.

    Condition: Fine in a near fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 16338
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  • Hall, Wade.
    REST OF THE DREAM: Black Odyssey of Lyman Johnson.

    Edition: First printing.

    Lexington,KY: University Press of Kentucky, 1988 dj. Hardcover first edition - Records in his own words the story of Johnson, a Kentucky teacher, and grassroots leader in the civil rights struggle since the 1930's. Photographs, index. 230 pp. ISBN: 0-813116740.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 23182
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  • CLAUDETTE COLVIN: Twice Toward Justice. by Hoose, Phillip M.
    Hoose, Phillip M.
    CLAUDETTE COLVIN: Twice Toward Justice.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (2009). First edition - An account written for young adults of the role of teenager Claudette Colvin in sparking the Montgomery bus boycott - " On March 2, 1955, an impassioned teenager, fed up with the daily injustices of Jim Crow segregation, refused to give her seat to a white woman on a segregated bus in Montgomery, Alabama. Instead of being celebrated as Rosa Parks would be just nine months later, fifteen-year-old Claudette Colvin found herself shunned by her classmates and dismissed by community leaders. Undaunted, a year later she dared to challenge segregation again as a key plaintiff in Browder v. Gayle, the landmark case that struck down the segregation laws of…

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    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (2009). First edition - An account written for young adults of the role of teenager Claudette Colvin in sparking the Montgomery bus boycott - " On March 2, 1955, an impassioned teenager, fed up with the daily injustices of Jim Crow segregation, refused to give her seat to a white woman on a segregated bus in Montgomery, Alabama. Instead of being celebrated as Rosa Parks would be just nine months later, fifteen-year-old Claudette Colvin found herself shunned by her classmates and dismissed by community leaders. Undaunted, a year later she dared to challenge segregation again as a key plaintiff in Browder v. Gayle, the landmark case that struck down the segregation laws of Montgomery and swept away the legal underpinnings of the Jim Crow South. Based on extensive interviews with Claudette Colvin and many others, [this is the] first in-depth account of an important yet largely unknown civil rights figure, weaving her dramatic story into the fabric of the historic Montgomery bus boycott and court case that would change the course of American history." Winner of the 2009 National Book Award for Young People's Literature. a 2010 Newbery Honor Book, and more. Illustrated throughout with photographs. Bibliography, notes. Slightly oversized square format. 122 pp.

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    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers. An uncommon advance issue.

    Book ID: 84449
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  • SOLEDAD BROTHER: The Prison Letters of George Jackson. by Jackson, George L. [1941-1971] (introduction by Jean Genet.)
    Jackson, George L. [1941-1971] (introduction by Jean Genet.)
    SOLEDAD BROTHER: The Prison Letters of George Jackson.

    Edition: First UK printing.

    London: Jonathan Cape, (1971) dj. Hardcover first edition - One of the most influential books in the Black Power movement, a book which is a condemnation of both the racism of white America and of the injustices of the prison system. Introduction by Jean Genet, translated by Richard Howard. 290 pp. ISBN: 0-224005383.

    Condition: Very good in black cloth with gilt lettering on the spine in a very good dust jacket (some foxing to the edges of the textblock, and a bit of creasing and wear to the bottom edge of the front cover of the dj, but overall a tight and straight copy.)

    Book ID: 80724
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  • FIRE IN MY BONES by King, Charles H., Jr.
    King, Charles H., Jr.
    FIRE IN MY BONES

    Edition: Later printing.

    Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing, 1983. dj. Hardcover - Maynard Jackson described this book as "an honest, definitive account of a black man's struggle to expose and clarify the nature of racism in the United States. Frequently, King is abrasive and scorching. But his motivation... is to seek justice..." Other dustjacket praise from Martin Luther King, Julian Bond and more. Set in Alabama; Gary, Indiana; Atlanta Georgia; etc. ISBN: 0-8028-35708.

    Condition: Fine in very good dust jacket (light edgewear to dj.)

    Book ID: 22062
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  • [King, Martin Luther, Jr.] Bishop, Jim.
    THE DAYS OF MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, 1971. dj. Hardcover first edition -

    Condition: Fine in a near fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 12977
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  • HOUSE DIVIDED: The Life and Legacy of Martin Luther King. by [King, Martin Luther] Lokos, Lionel.
    [King, Martin Luther] Lokos, Lionel.
    HOUSE DIVIDED: The Life and Legacy of Martin Luther King.

    Edition: First printing.

    New Rochelle, NY: Arlington House, (1968) dj. Hardcover first edition - A conservative's take on the legacy of Martin Luther King - the creation of a "house divided" for the second time - but this time, it is not between slavery and freedom, but "between law and lawlessness." Notes, index. 567 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in black cloth with gold lettering on the spine in a good dust jacket (edgewear to the dj).

    Book ID: 79347
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  • JESSE JACKSON AND THE POLITICS OF RACE. by Landess, Thomas H. and Richard Quinn; Foreword by Ralph Abernathy.
    Landess, Thomas H. and Richard Quinn; Foreword by Ralph Abernathy.
    JESSE JACKSON AND THE POLITICS OF RACE.

    Edition: First printing.

    Ottawa, IL: Jameson Books Inc., (1985) dj. Hardcover first edition - A rather controversial look at the life of Jesse Jackson - As it discusses his contributions to the civil rights movement, and examines his political career, the authors contend that Jackson used race politics to advance his own aspirations for wealth and power. Foreword by Ralph Abernathy. Notes on sources, index. viii, 269 pp. ISBN: 0-915463083.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (usual toning to the pages)

    Book ID: 76542
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  • Lerner, Michael and West, Cornel.
    JEWS AND BLACKS: Let the Healing Begin.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, 1995. dj. Hardcover first edition - A look at the historical alliances and difference between the two communities in the hopes that once again they can understand each other and work together. 276 pages. ISBN: 0-399-140468.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 20866
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  • Lincoln, C. Eric.
    SOUNDS OF THE STRUGGLE: Persons and Perspectives in Civil Rights.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Morrow, 1967. dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of 14 pieces on such diverse topics as extremist attitudes among the Black Muslims, the Negro minister in the South, the absent father, Malcolm X, theological and ethical implications of the black ghetto, and more.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 23874
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  • Lord, Walter.
    THE PAST THAT WOULD NOT DIE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper & Row, (1965) dj. Hardcover first edition - Lord's research into what was behind the "Meredith case" - the riot that erupted when James Meredith enrolled in the University of Mississippi - based on many interviews, from Gov. Ross Barnett to Medgar Evers to sharecroppers and teachers, and also on research into the past in Mississippi and the South - lynching, segregation, reconstruction and more. Map frontispiece. Source material, index. 275 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (a bit of sunning to spine of dj)

    Book ID: 84986
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  • POLITICAL PROCESS AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF BLACK INSURGENCY, 1930-1970. by McAdam, Doug.
    McAdam, Doug.
    POLITICAL PROCESS AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF BLACK INSURGENCY, 1930-1970.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    Chicago: University of Chicago Press, (1985). A classic work of sociology which "focuses on the crucial role of three institutions that foster protest: black churches, black colleges, and Southern chapters of the NAACP. . . the political opportunities, a heightened sense of political efficacy, and the development of these three institutions played a central role in shaping the civil rights movement." Notes, bibliography, index. viii, 304 pp. ISBN: 0-226555526.

    Condition: Very good condition overall - some sunning and wear to the spine, previous owner's name, but otherwise clean and tight.

    Book ID: 84742
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  • CARRY ME HOME: Birmingham ,Alabama; The Climactic Battle of the Civil Rights Revolution. by McWhorter, Diane.
    McWhorter, Diane.
    CARRY ME HOME: Birmingham ,Alabama; The Climactic Battle of the Civil Rights Revolution.

    Edition: Large trade paperback.

    New York Simon & Schuster, (2001.). Winner of the Southern Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction. A definitive study of a cataclysmic year in the Civil Rights struggle - a year that saw fire hoses and police dogs turned on non-violent protestors, the bombing of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church which killed 4 young black girls and more. Based on police and FBI documents, interviews with black activists and Ku Klux Klan members. 719 pp with index. ISBN: 0-7432-17721.

    Condition: Very good ( tear at top of spine.)

    Book ID: 28486
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  • THE GHOSTS OF MEDGAR EVERS: A Tale of Race, Murder, Mississippi, and Hollywood. by Morris, Willie.
    Morris, Willie.
    THE GHOSTS OF MEDGAR EVERS: A Tale of Race, Murder, Mississippi, and Hollywood.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (1998) dj. Hardcover first edition - An account of the making of the movie "Ghosts of Mississippi" and an examination of the assassination of civil rights activist Medgar Evers in 1963 and the trial over 30 years later of his killer. Reading list, index. 288 pp. ISBN: 0-679-459561.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 57948
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  • Muse, Benjamin.
    THE AMERICAN NEGRO REVOLUTION: From Nonviolence to Black Power 1963-1967.

    Edition: First printing.

    Bloomington & London: Indiana University Press, 1968. dj. Hardcover first edition - A comprehensive account of those critical years in the civil rghts movement. Index. 345 pages.

    Condition: Ex-school-library, but a very tight clean copy with relatively few markings in a good dustjacket (chip on front cover, fading to the spine.)

    Book ID: 16014
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  • Patterson, Haywood; Conrad, Earl.
    SCOTTSBORO BOY.

    Edition: First printing.

    Garden City, New York: Doubleday, 1950. dj. Hardcover first edition - Patterson, one of the nine Scottsboro Boys, told his story to Earl Conrad, scholar and journalist of black America, after his escape from prison and while he was still being hunted for a crime he did not commit. The book begins with the fight in the train and the trial, but focuses on PattersonÕs experience in numerous Alabama prisons. 309pp.

    Condition: Near fine in a very good- dust jacket with several closed tears.

    Book ID: 23837
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  • [Reeb, James, 1927-1965] Duncan Howlett.
    NO GREATER LOVE: The James Reeb Story.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper & Row, (1966) dj. Hardcover first edition - "The Spiritual Odyssey that Ended in an Act of Violence in the Streets of Selma, Alabama and Galvanized the Conscience of a Nation." James Reeb was a white minister, working for social justice in the Roxbury ghetto of Boston, when he went to Selma, Alabama in response to Martin Luther King's call for clergy of all denominations to make a stand for civil rights. Two days later, leaving a restaurant with two fellow Unitarian ministers, he was brutally murdered. The author of this biography based it on his extensive research and interviews with those who knew Reeb, and also his own personal experience of working with Reeb in…

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    New York: Harper & Row, (1966) dj. Hardcover first edition - "The Spiritual Odyssey that Ended in an Act of Violence in the Streets of Selma, Alabama and Galvanized the Conscience of a Nation." James Reeb was a white minister, working for social justice in the Roxbury ghetto of Boston, when he went to Selma, Alabama in response to Martin Luther King's call for clergy of all denominations to make a stand for civil rights. Two days later, leaving a restaurant with two fellow Unitarian ministers, he was brutally murdered. The author of this biography based it on his extensive research and interviews with those who knew Reeb, and also his own personal experience of working with Reeb in the 5 years before his death. Illustrated with photographs. Index. 242 pp.

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    Condition: Very good minus in turquoise cloth with gilt lettering on the spine in a very good minus dust jacket (some dampstaining affecting the margins of the endpapers and a few pages, some bleeding from the cloth to the interior of the dj) Despite the flaws this is a decent copy of an uncommon book.

    Book ID: 84958
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  • FROM #BLACKLIVESMATTER TO BLACK LIBERATION. by Taylor, Keeanga-Yamahtta
    Taylor, Keeanga-Yamahtta
    FROM #BLACKLIVESMATTER TO BLACK LIBERATION.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Haymarket Books, 2016. First edition - In this analysis, "activist and scholar Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor surveys the historical and contemporary ravages of racism and argues that the persistence of structural problems such as mass incarceration and Black unemployment have created a context in which this new struggle against police violence holds the potential to reignite a broader push for Black liberation." Extensive notes. 254 pp. Issued as a trade paperback original.

    Condition: Fine in glossy black illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 68310
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  • LINDA BROWN, YOU ARE NOT ALONE: The Brown V. Board of Education Decision. by Thomas, Joyce Carol, editor. (illustrated by Curtis James).
    Thomas, Joyce Carol, editor. (illustrated by Curtis James).
    LINDA BROWN, YOU ARE NOT ALONE: The Brown V. Board of Education Decision.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Jump at the Sun / Hyperion, (2003.) dj. First edition - Commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of this significant Supreme Court decision, this is an anthology by ten of today's top writers for children - both African American and white - including Eloise Greenfield, Ishmael Reed, Quincy Troupe, Lois Lowry, Jean Craighead George, Jerry Spinelli, Katherine Patterson, Michael Cart, Leona Nicholas Welch and Thomas herself - which presents their experiences and recollections of life before the historical Supreme Court decision that desegregated public schools in 1954, and afterwards. .Illustrated with full page color pastel drawings by James Curtis. Printed on heavy glossy stock throughout. 114 pp.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (pages are loosely laid into the dust jacket, not bound)

    Book ID: 68161
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  • LINDA BROWN, YOU ARE NOT ALONE: The Brown V. Board of Education Decision. by Thomas, Joyce Carol, editor. (illustrated by Curtis James).
    Thomas, Joyce Carol, editor. (illustrated by Curtis James).
    LINDA BROWN, YOU ARE NOT ALONE: The Brown V. Board of Education Decision.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Jump at the Sun / Hyperion, (2003.) dj. SIGNED hardcover - Commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of this significant Supreme Court decision, this is an anthology by ten of today's top writers for children - both African American and white - including Eloise Greenfield, Ishmael Reed, Quincy Troupe, Lois Lowry, Jean Craighead George, Jerry Spinelli, Katherine Patterson, Michael Cart, Leona Nicholas Welch and Thomas herself - which presents their experiences and recollections of life before the historical Supreme Court decision that desegregated public schools in 1954, and afterwards. SIGNED by TWO authors: by Joyce Carol Thomas on the title page and by Ishmael Reed on the dedication page, and uncommon thus. Illustrated with full page color pastel drawings by James Curtis. Printed on heavy glossy stock throughout. 114 pp. ISBN: 0-786808217.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 74203
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