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Sounder

By: Armstrong, William H.

Price: $15.25

Publisher: NY, Harpercollins: c1969

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 21461

ISBN: 0060201436

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine Dust Jacket


Angry and humiliated when his sharecropper father is jailed for stealing food for his family, a young black boy grows in courage and understanding by learning to read and with the help of the devoted dog Sounder. 1970 Newbery Award Winner, Mark Twain Award 1972, Lewis Carroll Shelf Award 1970; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 116 pages; 21461 View more info

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Rites of Passage Stories about Growing Up by Black Writers from around the World

By: Bolden, Tonya (editor)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Hyperion Books for Children: 1994

Edition: Stated 1st Edition

Seller ID: 31822

ISBN: 0786810769

Condition: As New


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 208 pages; 31822 View more info

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On Her Own Ground - The Life And Times Of Madam C. J. Walker

By: Bundles, A'Lelia

Price: $25.00  $5.00

Publisher: Scribner: 2001

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 26666

ISBN: 0684825821

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine Dust Jacket


Ishmael Reed: "Madam Walker is the key to understanding her generation. She had to battle the society that consigned her to doing its laundry...yet she triumphed to become one of the most fabulous African American figures of the twentieth century." ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 415 pages; 26666 View more info

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The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr.

By: Carson, Clayborne [editor]

Price: $11.75

Publisher: Intelligent Properties Management, By Time Warner: 1998

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 31820

ISBN: 0446524123

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine Dust Jacket


21 black & white photographs. Front of DJ lightly rubbed. Not uncommon in silver DJs. ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 400 pages; 31820 View more info

Bud, Not Buddy

By: Curtis, Christopher Paul

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Scholastic: 2000

Edition: 1st Edition Thus

Seller ID: 20156

ISBN: 0439227534

Condition: Near Fine


Ten-year-old Bud, a motherless boy living in Flint, Michigan, during the Great Depression, escapes a bad foster home and sets out in search of the man he believes to be his father--the renowned bandleader, H. E. Calloway of Grand Rapids. ; 8vo - 8" to 9" tall; 245 pages; 20156 View more info

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Paris Trout

By: Dexter, Pete

Price: $10.20

Publisher: Penguin: 1989

Seller ID: 20122

ISBN: 0140122060

Condition: Very Good


The mesmerizing story of the murder of a fourteen-year-old black girl and the killer is Paris Trout, a respected white citizen...and a man without guilt. Winner of the National Book Award ; 8vo - 8" to 9" tall - 8" to 9" tall; 20122 View more info

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My Bondage And My Freedom

By: Douglass, Frederick

Price: $29.00  $9.00

Publisher: Chicago, IL, Johnson Publishing Company: 1970

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 20550

ISBN: 0874850347

Condition: Very Good+ with no Dust Jacket


Autobiography of Frederick Douglass. Previous owner's name; smudge on upper right corner of front board; Ebony Classics Series; Small 4to - 9" to 11" tal; [xv] 829 pages; 20550 View more info

Ain't No River

By: Foster, Sharon Ewell

Price: $11.10

Publisher: Alabaster Books, Multnomah Publishers: 2001

Seller ID: 19940

ISBN: 1576736288

Condition: As New


Garvin, a sassy, bright, self-absorbed lawyer heads home to North Carolina, determined to help her grandmother who has suddenly slimmed-down and turned into a fox, causing the town to point fingers at her and her new "escort". ; Trade PB; 8vo - 8" to 9" tall - 8" to 9" tall; 19940 View more info

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Within The Plantation Household

By: Fox-Genovese, Elizabeth

Price: $38.00  $18.00

Publisher: Chapel Hill, University of North Carolina: 1995

Seller ID: 21074

Condition: Near Fine


Documenting the difficult class relations between women slaveholders and slave women, this study shows how class and race as well as gender shaped women's experiences and determined their identities. ; Small 4to - 9" to 11" tall; 544 pages; 21074 View more info

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Colored People A Memoir

By: Gates. Jr. , Henry Louis

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Knopf: 1994

Edition: Stated 1st Edition

Seller ID: 29341

ISBN: 0679421793

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ Dust Jacket


In this rich memoir of his early life, the celebrated scholar and writer Henry Louis Gates, Jr. , gives an indelible portrait of a vanished America. Born in 1950, he grew up in Piedmont, West Virginia, a town perched on the side of a hill in the Allegheny Mountains. He graduated summa cum laude from Yale, and his Ph. D. from Cambridge. Full of humor, thoughtful, and engaging, Gates has written a classic oming-of-age story that will inspire generations to come. A portion of this book was previously printed in "The New Yorker". ; Cover Art; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 216 pages; 29341 View more info

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Time-ago Lost More Tales of Jahdu

By: Hamilton, Virginia

Price: $15.00

Publisher: NY, Macmillan: 1973

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 12343

ISBN: 0027424502

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good- Dust Jacket


The further adventures of Jahdu are as meaningful and spell-binding as those in the Newbery Honor Book "Time-Ago Tales". Lightly soiled jacket has tiny closed tear at head and heel of spine, in mylar Book Jacket Cover. Previous owner's seal. ; Square Small 4to - 9" to 11" tall; 85 pages; 12343 View more info

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The People Could Fly

By: Hamilton, Virginia (Told by)

Price: $13.00

Publisher: NY, Alfred A. Knopf: 1993

Edition: 1st Paperback Edition; 6th Printing

Seller ID: 12354

ISBN: 0679843361

Condition: Very Good+


Retold Afro-American folktales of animals, fantasy, the supernatural, and desire for freedom, born of the sorrow of the slaves, but passed on in hope. Coretta Scott King Award, ALA Booklist Editors' Choice, SLJ Best Book of the Year, Horn Book Fanfare Honor Book, NY Times Best Illustrated book, ALA Notable Children's Book, Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies, NCTE Teachers' Choice. Previous owner's gift note, faint edgewear. ; B&W Drawings; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 178 pages; 12354 View more info

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Black Odyssey, The Afro-american Ordeal In Slavery

By: Huggins, Nathan Irvin

Price: $28.00  $8.00

Publisher: NY, Pantheon Books: 1977

Edition: Stated 1st Edition

Seller ID: 26553

ISBN: 0394416414

Condition: Very Good with no Dust Jacket


This classic work of scholarship and empathy tells the story of the self-creation of the African-American people. It assesses the full impact of the Middle Passage -- "the most traumatizing mass human migration in modern history" -- and of North American slavery both on the enslaved and on those who enslaved them. It explores the ways in which a nominally free society perverted its own freedoms and denied the fact that an inhuman institution lies at the heart of the American experience. The authority and eloquence of this work make it essential reading for all who want to understand th... View more info

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The Value Of Helping, The Story Of Harriet Tubman

By: Johnson, Ann Donegan

Price: $9.50

Publisher: Value Communications: 1979

Edition: Stated 1st Edition

Seller ID: 31936

ISBN: 0916392414

Condition: Very Good with no Dust Jacket


Describes the helpful work of Harriet Tubman in aiding slaves to flee the South, helping the Union army during the Civil War, and in establishing homes for the old and needy after the war. ValueTales is a series of simple biographical children's books published primarily by the now-defunct Value Communications, Inc. In La Jolla, California. The forty-three books were written by Dr. Spencer Johnson and Ann Donegan Johnson, and illustrated by Stephen Pileggi. Each book gave a simplified biography of a historical figure as an allegory, illustrating the value of a positive characteristic. Each vol... View more info

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The Value Of Courage, The Story Of Jackie Robinson

By: Johnson, Spencer

Price: $9.50

Publisher: Value Communications: 1977

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 31930

ISBN: 0916392120

Condition: Very Good


Summary: A biography, stressing the courage of the first black player in professional baseball. ValueTales is a series of simple biographical children's books published primarily by the now-defunct Value Communications, Inc. In La Jolla, California. The forty-three books were written by Dr. Spencer Johnson and Ann Donegan Johnson, and illustrated by Stephen Pileggi. Each book gave a simplified biography of a historical figure as an allegory, illustrating the value of a positive characteristic. Each volume was a white pictorial glossy hardback book around 60 pages long with a brightly colored c... View more info

Malcolm X On Afro-american History

By: Malcolm X

Price: $16.50

Publisher: NY, Pathfinder Press: 1970

Edition: 1st Edition Thus

Seller ID: 20573

Condition: Very Good


Previous owner's name on title page, edgewear; 8vo - 8" to 9" tall; 74 pages; 20573 View more info

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Picking Peas for a Penny

By: Medearis, Angela Shelf

Price: $18.00

Publisher: State House Press: 1990

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 31481

ISBN: 0938349554

Condition: Very Good+


INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR. A black girl describes the hard work and the rewards involved in growing up on a farm during the Depression of the 1930s. ; Square Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; Unpaginated pages; 31480; Signed by Author View more info

Black Betty - An Easy Rawlins Mystery

By: Mosley, Walter

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Thorndike Press: 1994

Edition: Large Print Edition

Seller ID: 18262

ISBN: 0786203234

Condition: Very Good with no Dust Jacket


Usual ex-library markings, pocket removed. ; Ex-Lib; 8vo - 8" to 9" tall - 8" to 9" tall; 425 pages; 18262 View more info

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Bigmama Didn't Shop At Woolworth's

By: Nash, Sunny

Price: $15.00

Publisher: College Station, TX, Texas A & M University Press: 1996

Edition: 1st Edition; 3rd Printing

Seller ID: 28294

ISBN: 0890967164

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ Dust Jacket


Small crinkles to DJ. ; Wardlaw Book Series; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 186 pages; 28294 View more info

Black Books Galore!

By: Rand, Donna & Toni Trent Parker

Price: $36.00  $16.00

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons: 2001

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 26539

ISBN: 047137525x

Condition: Near Fine


Square Small 4to 9" - 11; 247 pages; 26539 View more info