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  • FAMOUS AMERICAN NEGRO POETS. by Rollins, Charlemae.
    Rollins, Charlemae.

    Edition: Fourth printing.

    New York: Dodd, Mead, (1965.) dj. Hardcover - Illustrated with photographs and designed to appeal to young people, this book contains short biographies and poetic samples of 12 African American writers, including Arna Bontemps, Francis E. W. Harper, Gwendolyn Brooks, Dunbar and Hughes. In addition to being a writer herself, Rollins was a pioneering librarian - as the head librarian of the children's department of the Chicago Public Library, she used this position to fight to remove books with negative racist stereotypes and to replace them with books that highlighted contributions by African Americans. Her biography of Langston Hughes received the Coretta Scott King book award. A title in the Famous Biographies for Young People series. Bibliography, index. 95 pp.

    Condition: Fine in blue cloth in a near fine dust jacket (hint of sunning to spine of dj)

    Book ID: 56170
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