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A GOOD KIND OF TROUBLE.
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A GOOD KIND OF TROUBLE.

By Ramee, Lisa Moore.

New York:: Harper Collins,, (2019). Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.. Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. ) The author's first book, a middle grade novel about friendship, family, and standing up for whats right - "Twelve-year-old Shayla is allergic to trouble. All she wants to dois to follow the rules.. . But in junior high, its like all the rules have changed. Shays sister, Hana, is involved in Black Lives Matter, but Shay doesn't think that's for her. After experiencing a powerful protest, though, Shay decides some rules are worth breaking. She starts wearing an armband to school in support of the Black Lives movement. Soon everyone is taking sides. And she is given an ultimatum." Letter to the reader from the author bound in at the front. SIGNED and dated in 2018 on the title page. 358 pp.

$24.50

EGO-TRIPPING and Other Poems for Young People.
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EGO-TRIPPING and Other Poems for Young People.

By Giovanni, Nikki.

Westport, CT & Chicago:: Lawrence Hill and Company / Chicago Review Press,, (1973). Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.. 1st trade paperback printing. Black-and-white illustrations throughout, most full page, by George Ford. INSCRIBED by Giovanni on the second page. 37 pp.

$28.50

ROLL OF THUNDER, HEAR MY CRY.
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ROLL OF THUNDER, HEAR MY CRY.

By Taylor, Mildred D.

New York:: Dial Press,, (1977). Fine in very good dust jacket (price-clipped). 2nd printing. Very early printing of this 1977 Newbery award winning book, which has become a modern classic. A moving story of a young black girl in the segregated depression-era South of the 1930s who learns about the racism and hate directed to her, just because of her skin color. Frontispiece and wraparound dust jacket art by Jerry Pinkney. 210 pp.

$24.50

ALICE
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ALICE

By Goldberg, Whoopi. (illustrated by John Rocco.)

New York:: Bantam,, (1992). Very near fine in a near fine dustjacket.. First printing. An amusing tale, with colorful paintings, very loosely based on Alice in Wonderland, and taking place in the "big bad city" - New York! First book illustrated by John Rocco. Large format, unpaginated.

$24.50

MIRACLE'S BOYS.
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MIRACLE'S BOYS.

By Woodson, Jacqueline.

New York:: Putnam,, (2004). Ex-library with relatively few markings, and overall tight and clean in a just about fine and unmarked dj.. 4th printing. Young adult novel by this award winning writer. " After fifteen-year-old Jeremiah is mistakenly shot by police, the people who love him struggle to cope with their loss as they recall his life and death, unaware that Miah is watching over them." SIGNED on the title page. 118 pp.

$19.50

MIRACLE'S BOYS.
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MIRACLE'S BOYS.

By Woodson, Jacqueline.

New York:: Putnam,, (2000). Ex-library with relatively few markings, and overall tight and clean in a just about fine and unmarked dj.. First printing. Winner of the 2001 Coretta Scott King award. The story of three brothers growing up in New York City, after the death of their parents. The oldest brother Ty'ree is working to support them, and middle brother Charlie has just returned home from a correctional facility, and Lafayette, the youngest is approaching 13. SIGNED on the title page. 131 pp.

$30.00

FINDING THE GREENSTONE
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FINDING THE GREENSTONE

By Walker, Alice

New York:: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich,, 1991.. Fine in a fine dustjacket. . First printing. Walker's second book for children, once again produced in collaboration with illustrator Catherine Deeter.

$40.00

TO HELL WITH DYING
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TO HELL WITH DYING

By Walker, Alice

New York:: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich,, (1988). Very near fine in a like dustjacket (remainder dot, light crease on back cover of dj).. First printing. Walker's first book for children, beautifully illustrated in full color by Catherine Deeter SIGNED by Walker on the title page. Unpaginated, oblong format.

$60.00

PEMBA'S SONG: A Ghost Story.
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PEMBA'S SONG: A Ghost Story.

By Nelson, Marilyn and Tonya C. HegamIn.

New York:: Scholastic,, (2008). Fine in fine dust jacket.. First edition. The first collaboration between these two authors - Nelson (who wrote her earlier books under the name Waniek) is an award-winning poet and children's writer. The story of a 14 year old girl who moves from Brooklyn to "nowhere" Connecticut, but then has paranormal experiences which draw her into the life of a mulatto slave girl - Phyllys - who was murdered in that house. Much of this book is based on the history of Colchester, Connecticut - and Abraham Hajj, a history buff who lives there, appears in the book as a researcher who encourages Pemba to find out the truth. 129 pp.

$17.50

BOY OF THE BORDER.
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BOY OF THE BORDER.

By Bontemps, Arna and Langston Hughes.

El Paso, TX:: Sweet Earth Flying Press,, (2009). Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.). First printing. 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.

$24.50

Ashley Bryan's ABC OF AFRICAN AMERICAN POETRY.
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Ashley Bryan's ABC OF AFRICAN AMERICAN POETRY.

By Bryan, Ashley.

New York:: Atheneum,, (1997). Near fine in glossy illustrated boards, no dust jacket. . First printing. 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.

$17.50

AJEEMAH AND HIS SON.
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AJEEMAH AND HIS SON.

By Berry, James.

New York:: Harper Collins,, (1994). Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers (usual toning to the pages).. 1st trade paperback printing. 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.

$8.75

THE TIME-AGO TALES OF JAHDU
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THE TIME-AGO TALES OF JAHDU

By Hamilton, Virginia

New York:: Macmillan,, 1969.. Ex-library with some markings, but overall tight and clean in sturdy illustrated cloth covered boards.. Hardcover. The NY Times, in citing this as one of the "Best books of 1969" described it as "four fables, celebrating the deeds of a 'strong black boy' wrought with pride and talent - and, cumulatively, nothing less than an allegory of the the black man's changing role in American society. " Illustrated by Nonny Hogrogian. 62 pp.

$16.50

WILLIE'S SUMMER DREAM.
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WILLIE'S SUMMER DREAM.

By Brown, Kay.

New York:: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich,, (1989). Very near fine in a like dustjacket (mark on top edge). First printing. 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.

$18.00

WHERE WILD WILLIE.
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WHERE WILD WILLIE.

By Adoff, Arnold; illustrated by Emily Arnold McCully.

New York:: Harper & Row,, (1978). Ex-library with the usual markings, in a price-clipped dustjacket with a spine label.. 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.

$13.50

COMING HOME: From the Life of Langston Hughes.
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COMING HOME: From the Life of Langston Hughes.

By Cooper, Floyd.

New York:: Philomel Books,, (1994). Ex-library with relatively few markings, but remnants of the dj protector on the pastedowns under the flaps, in a fine unmarked dust jacket. . First printing. The first book written by this African American illustrator - based on the boyhood of poet Langston Hughes. Author's note. Large format, unpaginated.

$15.00

HURRY FREEDOM: African Americans in Gold Rush California.
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HURRY FREEDOM: African Americans in Gold Rush California.

By Stanley, Jerry.

New York:: Crown,, (2000.). Ex-library with the usual markings, in illustrated boards, no dust jacket. . First edition. A well-written history for older children, one which recounts the stories of African Americans in California throughout the 19th century gold rush era. Finalist for the National Book Award. Illustrated with vintage photographs and drawings. Bibliographic note, index. 86 pp. Slightly oversized format.

$14.50

TOWERS FALLING.
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TOWERS FALLING.

By Rhodes, Jewell Parker.

New York & Boston:: Little Brown,, (2016). Fine (a new copy). This advance issue is in yellow covers unile the trade edition which is blue. . Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. ) Told from the viewpoint of fifth grader Deja, who is living in a homeless shelter with her family, this is a powerful story about young people who weren't alive to witness this collapse of the Twin Towers, but begin to realize how much this disaster colors their every day lives.SIGNED on the title page. Author's note. 232 pp.

$31.50

TOWERS FALLING.
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TOWERS FALLING.

By Rhodes, Jewell Parker.

New York & Boston:: Little Brown,, (2016). Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.). 3rd printing. Told from the viewpoint of fifth grader Deja, who is living in a homeless shelter with her family, this is a powerful story about young people who weren't alive to witness this collapse of the Twin Towers, but begin to realize how much this disaster colors their every day lives. SIGNED on the title page. Author's note. 228 pp. .

$24.50

OSA'S PRIDE.
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OSA'S PRIDE.

By Grifalconi, Ann.

Boston:: Little Brown,, (1990). Fine in a fine dustjacket.. First printing. Story set in the same African village as Grifalconi's Caldecott honor award winning book, "The Village of Round and Square Houses," illustrated in pastels and watercolors by this artist. Oblong format. Unpaginated.

$28.50

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