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  • WHO'S IN RABBIT'S HOUSE? A Masai Tale. by Aardema, Verna; illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon.
    Aardema, Verna; illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon.
    WHO'S IN RABBIT'S HOUSE? A Masai Tale.

    Edition: Later printing.

    New York: Dial Press, (1977.) dj. Hardcover - Adapted by Aardema from the Masai tale 'The Long One' and illustrated in full color, using pastels and tempura, by the Dillons. Large square format, unpaginated. ISBN: 0-8037-95505.

    Condition: Ex-school library with the usual markings, a tear to the front endpaper, but overall good condition in a bright and attractive and unmarked dust jacket..

    Book ID: 56086
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  • Aardema, Verna (illustrated by Marc Brown.)
    OH KOJO! HOW COULD YOU! An Ashanti Tale.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dutton, (1984.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The story of how a magic young boy finally gets the better of the trickster Anansi (with the help of a cat), after being fooled not once, not twice, but three times. Adapted from the Wa of Na by Aardema and colorfully illustrated by Marc Brown. Large format, unpaginated. ISBN: 0-803700067.

    Condition: Ex-library with the usual markings, but overall good condition in glossy illustrated boards in a near fine unmarked dustjacket (dj price-clipped, tape reinforcement to front hinge.)

    Book ID: 37825
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  • Abdul, Raoul, editor.
    THE MAGIC OF BLACK POETRY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dodd, Mead, 1972. dj. Hardcover first edition - An anthology of poems from Africa and the US, compiled for young readers and with commentaries by Abdul. Illustrated by Dane Burr. ISBN: 0-396-065139.

    Condition: Ex-library with markings and significant reading wear, but in a good dj.

    Book ID: 18138
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  • WHERE WILD WILLIE. by Adoff, Arnold; illustrated by Emily Arnold McCully.
    Adoff, Arnold; illustrated by Emily Arnold McCully.
    WHERE WILD WILLIE.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Harper & Row, (1978) dj. Hardcover first edition - A poem written for young children, which celebrates the desire of a young girl to be free - and to run away -"one warm wednesday, willie walked away" Square format. 32 pp. ISBN: 0-060200928.

    Condition: Ex-library with the usual markings, in a price-clipped dustjacket with a spine label.

    Book ID: 69151
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  • ZIZWE: A Little African Boy Born in a Foreign Land; An African Tale. by Alhamisi, Ahmed Akinwole Ato.
    Alhamisi, Ahmed Akinwole Ato.
    ZIZWE: A Little African Boy Born in a Foreign Land; An African Tale.

    Edition: First printing in wrappers. No hardcover edition.

    Detroit: Wakweli Publications, (1974.). First edition - A book which is very much a product of the late 60s and early 70s: An African boy on his way to manhood encounters a creature blocking the road with a gun in one hand and a Bible in the other - "the creature with outstretched arms and hands began to speak of nonviolence and peace, of grants and foundations, of professorships in Black Studies at white universities" but seeing what was in his heart, the young warrior shot him. Illustrated with photographs By Kwadwo Oluwale Akpan. Unpaginated (24 pp.), printed in sepia as well as black on yellow stock. A slim and attractive chapbook.

    Condition: Fine in stapled wrappers.

    Book ID: 53739
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  • Ambrose, Amanda, editor
    MY NAME IS BLACK: An Anthology of Black Poets

    Edition: First printing in wrappers. No hardcover edition.

    New York: Scholastic, 1974. First edition - Illustrated with photographs by Chester Higgins, Jr - the poems include some from slavery, others from Africa and selections from many poets, ranging from Dunbar and Hughes to Ted Joans, Audre Lorde, Mari Evans, Bob Kaufman and Jean Toomer. Also included is a selection of student poems, and among these young poets is Vanessa Howard.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated red and green wrappers - some slight wear to the covers, and the inevitable toning of the pages.

    Book ID: 10525
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  • THE VOICE THAT CHALLENGED A NATION: Marian Anderson and the Struggle for Equal Rights. by [Anderson, Marian] Freedman, Russell.
    [Anderson, Marian] Freedman, Russell.
    THE VOICE THAT CHALLENGED A NATION: Marian Anderson and the Struggle for Equal Rights.

    Edition: Later printing.

    New York: Clarion Books, (2004) dj. Hardcover - An account for older children of a singer who broke down many racial barriers, based on her own letters and writings. Illustrated with photographs throughout. A Newbery Honor Award book, and winner of the Robert Siebert medal. Notes, selected bibliography, index. 119 pp. Slightly oversized. ISBN: 0-439799341.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 66405
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  • [Anderson, Marion] Livingston, Myra Cohn (illustrated by Samuel Byrd.)
    KEEP ON SINGING: A Ballad of Marian Anderson.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Holiday House, (1994,) dj. Hardcover first edition - The story of Anderson, from her humble beginnings in Philadelphia to becoming the first black woman invited to sing at the Metropolitan Opera House, told in ballad form and vividly illustrated with full color paintings by Byrd. Large format. ISBN: 0-8236-10986.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 32439
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  • Bannerman, Helen.
    HISTOIRE DU PETIT NEGRE SAMBO (LITTLE BLACK SAMBO.)

    Edition: First printing of this translation.

    New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1921. Hardcover first edition - An appealing small volume, measuring just 5 5/8 i by 4 1/8 inches with the orginal illustrations of this classic and rather controversial children's story. Preface from the translator describing this as the story that Bannerman's daughters much preferred of all the stories she made up. Translated by Madeleine Bleriot Johnson.

    Condition: Very good- in red cloth with a pasted on illustration on the front cover. A little spotting to the front cover, a few pages are somewhat loose, but still attached. A nice copy of an uncommon book.

    Book ID: 22023
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  • Bennett, Lerone Jr.
    PIONEERS IN PROTEST.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    Chicago: Johnson Publishing Co., 1969. dj. Hardcover - A collection of 17 biographies from Crispus Attucks to Du Bois, and including lesser known protestors like John Russworm, David Walker and William Monroe Trotter. While the emphasis is on African Americans, white abolitionists like Garrison and Thaddeus Stevens are also included. Written for young adults. Illustrated. Index, 267 pages. ISBN: 0-87485-0266.

    Condition: Ex-library with the usual markings, but overall tight and clean in a bright & fine dj.

    Book ID: 18093
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  • AJEEMAH AND HIS SON. by Berry, James.
    Berry, James.
    AJEEMAH AND HIS SON.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (1994). In 1807, at the height of the slave trade, Ajeemah and his son, Atu, are kidnapped by slave traders and shipped to Jamaica, where they are separated and must build new lives. A moving story for older children by this award-winning Jamaican writer, this book received the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award , was named a Notable Children's Book of 1993 and many other awards. 83 pp. ISBN: 0-064405230.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers (usual toning to the pages).

    Book ID: 71784
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  • Berry, James
    THE FUTURE-TELLING LADY AND OTHER STORIES

    Edition: First US edition.

    New York: HarperCollins, 1991. Hardcover first edition - Collection of six short stories for young readers, set in Jamaica.

    Condition: F/F (remainder dot).

    Book ID: 3134
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  • Berry, James
    THE FUTURE-TELLING LADY AND OTHER STORIES

    Edition: First US edition.

    New York: HarperCollins, 1991. Hardcover first edition - Collection of six short stories for young readers, set in Jamaica.

    Condition: F/F.

    Book ID: 4924
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  • TELL ALL THE CHILDREN OUR STORY: Memories and Mementos of Being Young and Black in America. by Bolden, Tonya.
    Bolden, Tonya.
    TELL ALL THE CHILDREN OUR STORY: Memories and Mementos of Being Young and Black in America.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harry N. Abrams, (2001) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - This scrapbook "brings to light how black children have worked and played, suffered and rejoiced" from the slave trade which brought them from Africa, through the years of slavery, emancipation, reconstruction and Jim Crow, and the Civil Rights era. Presented in the form of a scrapbook, illustrated with vintage photographs. INSCRIBED by the author on the title page "To --- pass it on" and dated in 2002. Notes, bibliography, index. Large square format 116 pp. ISBN: 0-810944960.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 54511
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  • Bond, Leona.
    AS TALL AS A SPEAR.

    Redding, MA: Young Scott Books, 1971. dj.

    Condition: School stamp on front pastedown, otherwise fine. No dj.

    Book ID: 1677
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  • Bontemps, Arna and Hughes, Langston.
    THE PASTEBOARD BANDIT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Oxford University Press, 1997. dj. Hardcover first edition - A delightful children's story of the meeting of 2 cultures originally written by Bontemps and Hughes in 1935, and never before published. Includes an introduction by Alex Bontemps and an afterword by Cheryl A. Wall. Brightly illustrated by Peggy Turley with full-color, full-page paintings and smaller black and white drawings. ISBN: 0-19-5114760.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 17438
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  • Bontemps, Arna and Hughes, Langston.
    THE PASTEBOARD BANDIT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Oxford University Press, 1997. dj. Hardcover first edition - A delightful children's story of the meeting of 2 cultures originally written by Bontemps and Hughes in 1935, and never before published. Includes an introduction by Alex Bontemps and an afterword by Cheryl A. Wall. Brightly illustrated by Peggy Turley with full-color, full-page paintings and smaller black and white drawings. ISBN: 0-19-5114760.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dj (an unread copy, but some signs of handling.)

    Book ID: 11552
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  • BOY OF THE BORDER. by Bontemps, Arna and Langston Hughes.
    Bontemps, Arna and Langston Hughes.
    BOY OF THE BORDER.

    Edition: First printing.

    El Paso, TX: Sweet Earth Flying Press, (2009) dj. Hardcover first edition - The first publication of this novella for children by these two noted African American writers, a coming of age story set in Northern Mexico and southern California. (A very condensed 10 pp version was originally published as "Broncos over the Border" in Jack and Jill magazine in 1948). Illustrated with full-page drawings by Antonio Castro L. 109 pp. ISBN: 978-0979098703.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 72552
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  • WILLIE'S SUMMER DREAM. by Brown, Kay.
    Brown, Kay.
    WILLIE'S SUMMER DREAM.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, (1989) dj. Hardcover first edition - First novel for older children by this African American artist and educator. "Fourteen-year-old Willy, slow in school and ridiculed by other boys in his Brooklyn neighborhood, faces another dull smmer with his mother until tutoring from an older girl and other special experiences help him develop a sense of self-confidence." 132 pp. ISBN: 0-152006451.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (mark on top edge)

    Book ID: 70434
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  • Ashley Bryan's ABC OF AFRICAN AMERICAN POETRY. by Bryan, Ashley.
    Bryan, Ashley.
    Ashley Bryan's ABC OF AFRICAN AMERICAN POETRY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Atheneum, (1997). Hardcover first edition - An alphabetically arranged selection of lines from poems by African-American authors such as Langston Hughes, James Weldon Johnson. Robert Hayden, Henri Dumas, Paul Dunbar, Baraka, Nikki Giovanni, Audre Lorde and many others, with striking full color illustrations by Bryan. Foreword by Byran. Large format, unpaginated. ISBN: 0-68981209.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated boards, no dust jacket.

    Book ID: 72351
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  • SOMETIMES MY MOMMY GETS ANGRY. by Campbell, Bebe Moore.
    Campbell, Bebe Moore.
    SOMETIMES MY MOMMY GETS ANGRY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, (2003.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Told from the perspective of a young girl, this is a story about dealing with the unpredictable mood swings of a mother with bi-polar disorder. Campbell's first book for children, this was the winner of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) Outstanding Literature Award for 2003. Beautifully and sensitively illustrated by E. B. Lewis. SIGNED by Campbell on the half title page and dated 4/27/04. Oversized format, unpaginated (30 pages). ISBN: 0-399-239723.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 49724
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  • WHAT YOU OWE ME. by Campbell, Bebe Moore.
    Campbell, Bebe Moore.
    WHAT YOU OWE ME.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, (2001) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A novel which begins with the friendship between a black woman and a new immigrant in 1940s California, who become partners in a successful business, and then a story of betrayal which spans two generations. SIGNED and dated on the title page. 513 pp. ISBN: 0-399147845.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 81027
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  • DARK DAY, LIGHT NIGHT by Carr, Jan (illustrated by James Ransome)
    Carr, Jan (illustrated by James Ransome)
    DARK DAY, LIGHT NIGHT

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Hyperion, 1995. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Some days the whole world seems hateful - and 'Manda's having one of those days. A warm story illustrated in exuberant full-color paintings by Ransome. SIGNED and dated on the half title page by illustrator James Ransome with the words "Keep reading!" Large format, unpaginated. ISBN: 0-7868-00186.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 11113
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  • DARK DAY, LIGHT NIGHT by Carr, Jan (illustrated by James Ransome)
    Carr, Jan (illustrated by James Ransome)
    DARK DAY, LIGHT NIGHT

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Hyperion, 1995. dj. Hardcover first edition - Some days the whole world seems hateful - and 'Manda's having one of those days. A warm story illustrated in exuberant full-color paintings by Ransome. Large format, unpaginated. ISBN: 0-7868-00186.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 63620
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  • COUNT ON YOUR FINGERS AFRICAN STYLE. by Claudia Zaslavsky; Illustrated by Jerry Pinkney.
    Claudia Zaslavsky; Illustrated by Jerry Pinkney.
    COUNT ON YOUR FINGERS AFRICAN STYLE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Crowell, (1980) dj. Hardcover first edition - A book which describes the traditional finger counting methods of the Masia, Kamba, Zulu and many others, and how this is used for communicating the price and quantity in an East African market place. Illustrated with black and white drawings by Jerry Pinkney. Square format. 32 pp plus final drawing. ISBN: 0-69003864X.

    Condition: Near fine in a good only dust jacket (name on front endpaper. several long tears to dj) .

    Book ID: 81278
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  • Clifton, Lucille
    EVERETT ANDERSON'S 1-2-3

    Edition: First thus.

    New York: Henry Holt, 1992. dj. SIGNED hardcover - A reissue of this children's story by this noted African American poet (originally published in 1977.) Illustrated by Ann Grifalconi. SIGNED on the title page with "joy" and dated 9/94.

    Condition: Fine in a near fine dustjacket. (some staining to the soft white dj.)

    Book ID: 7015
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  • EVERETT ANDERSON'S CHRISTMAS COMING by Clifton, Lucille (illustrations by Evaline Ness)
    Clifton, Lucille (illustrations by Evaline Ness)
    EVERETT ANDERSON'S CHRISTMAS COMING

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, (1971.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Illustrated in three color drawings by Ness. Oblong format. Unpaginated. ISBN: 0-03-0802199.

    Condition: Ex-library with the usual markings and missing front endpaper, but overall good condition in a very good unmarked dust jacket.

    Book ID: 42801
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  • EVERETT ANDERSON'S CHRISTMAS COMING by Clifton, Lucille (illustrations by Jan Spivey Gilchrist)
    Clifton, Lucille (illustrations by Jan Spivey Gilchrist)
    EVERETT ANDERSON'S CHRISTMAS COMING

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Henry Holt, (1991.) dj. Originally published in 1971, this edition features new illustrations by Gilchrist. ISBN: 0-8050-15493.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dustjacket (as new)

    Book ID: 9589
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  • Clifton, Lucille (illustrations by Jan Spivey Gilchrist)
    EVERETT ANDERSON'S CHRISTMAS COMING

    Edition: First printing in wrappers, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    New York: Henry Holt, 1991. Originally published in 1971, this edition features new illustrations by Gilchrist.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 5373
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  • THE STORY OF RUBY BRIDGES. by Coles, Robert (Illustrated by George Ford.)
    Coles, Robert (Illustrated by George Ford.)
    THE STORY OF RUBY BRIDGES.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Scholastic, (1990.) dj. Hardcover - The moving story of a 6 year old black girl who became the first to integrate Frantz Elementary School in New Orleans in 1960. 'Ruby Bridges was born in a small cabin near Tylerton, Mississippi. - We were very poor, very poor, - Ruby said. - My daddy worked picking crops. We just barely got by. There were times when we didn't have much to eat.' . Illustrated in full color by George Ford. Large format, unpaginated. Laid in is a photocopy of a newspaper article about Robert Cole, in which he recounts how Ruby Bridges changed his life. ISBN: 0-590-578214.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 43828
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