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Category: All Categories: Children's and Juvenile Books: African American Children's Books
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1.
Bontemps, Arna and Langston Hughes, Illustrator: Campbell, E. Sims  
Popo and Fifina
 Picture
Publisher: New York: Oxford University Press (1993).
ISBN: 0195087658 First Edition Thus 8vo Cloth backed boards. ix, 110pp with occasional black & white illustrations by E. Sims Campbell. Introduction and afterword by Arnold Rampersad. The story of two children who live on the tropical island of Haiti. Originally published in 1932, this classic of African-American children's literature marked the beginning of a long and fruitful partnership between its Harlem Renaissance authors. A title in The Iona and Peter Opie Library of Children's Literature. Fine in dustjacket.

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2.
Bontemps, Arna, Illustrator: Bischoff, Ilse  
You Can't Pet a Possum
 Picture
Publisher: New York: William Morrow, 1934.
First Edition 8vo Red decorated cloth. 120pp. Illustrated by Ilse Bischoff with four wonderful full-color plates and line drawings within the text. The story of a little black boy named Shine, his Aunt Cindy, and his big, yellow pup Butch, who live out in the country in the South. Arna Bontemps gave children a book full of interesting episodes and several dashes of real excitement. Cloth lightly soiled along lower edge of upper cover. Name on ffep stroked through with black marker, light marginal finger soil else Very Good. Dustjacket is dust-soiled and darkened, chipped, worn, and torn along edges, with a few light pencil marks to upper panel. A scarce early title, particularly in the jacket, by this noted Harlem Renaissance poet and writer.

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3.
Burgess, Barbara Hood  
Oren Bell
 Picture
Publisher: (New York): Delacorte Press (1991).
First Edition 8vo Cloth-backed boards. 182pp. A warm and funny first novel about a 7th-grade boy, his twin sister and his smart little sister. Oren is an underachiever but this could be his year to shine. Fine in Near Fine dustjacket.

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4.
Carew, Jan, Illustrator: Dillon, Leo and Diane  
The Children of the Sun
 Picture
Publisher: Boston: Little, Brown (1980).
ISBN: 0316128481 Stated First Edition Quarto. Decorated yellow cloth. [32]pp with stunning color illustrations by Leo and Diane Dillon. An original tale derived from folk tales and myths. Bookplate and neat date to ffep. Near Fine in dustjacket (lightly soiled and frayed with tiny chips at spine tips).

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5.
Diakite, Baba Wague  
The Magic Gourd
 Picture
Publisher: New York: Scholastic (2003).
ISBN: 0439439604 First Edition Tall quarto. Pictorial boards. 32pp with the author's striking color illustrations throughout. A "Rabbit" story from Mali in West Africa, this is a variant of the tale of a never-ending supply of food that is told the world over. The author also includes a glossary, a note about the mud cloth patterns he used as border designs to decorate the pages, a song of praise, and other background notes. Winner of the Aesop Prize from the American Folklore Society. Fine in dustjacket.

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6.
Feelings, Muriel L., Illustrator: Feelings, Tom  
Zamani Goes to Market
 Picture
Publisher: New York: Seabury Press, 1970.
ISBN: First Edition 8vo Red cloth. [44]pp with beautiful two-color illustrations by award-winning artist Tom Feelings. Story and art capture the values and life-style of a modern East African family. Very Good in chipped and worn dustjacket.

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7.
Gardner, Theodore Roosevelt, Illustrator: Hamlin, Peter  
Something Nice to See
 Picture
Publisher: Santa Barbara: Allen A. Knoll, 1994.
ISBN: 0962729760 First Edition 7.5"x10.25" Cloth-backed boards. [32]pp with detailed color illustrations throughout. Story of a young boy in Watts who is shunned by his schoolmates because he can read and of the friendship he develops with Simon Rodia, the incomparable builder of the Watts Towers. Near Fine in dustjacket.

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8.
Graham, Lorenz  
RETURN TO SOUTH TOWN
 Picture
Publisher: Thomas Y. Crowell New York 1976.
Second Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; DJ is worn at edges. Previous owner's name. ; 245 pages

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9.
Grifalconi, Ann  
Kinda Blue
 Picture
Publisher: Boston: Little, Brown (1993).
ISBN: 0316328693 First Edition Quarto. Blue boards. [32]pp with the author's lovely watercolor illustrations throughout. "One day down in Georgia / Where the sweet corn grows so slow / I had me a fit of lonely / I was feelin' kinda blue." Penciled date and child's name penned to ffep else Near Fine in dustjacket.

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10.
Hartfield, Claire, Illustrator: Lagarrigue, Jerome  
Me and Uncle Romie: A Story Inspired by the Life and Art of Romare Beardon
 Picture
Publisher: New York: Dial (2002).
ISBN: 0803725205 First Edition Quarto. Pictorial boards. [40]pp with illustrations from paintings by Jerome Lagarrigue. James lives in North Carolina but spends a summer in New York with his Aunt Nanette and Uncle Romie, a character based on Romare Beardon. At the back of the book are instructions for children to create their own collage art and a brief biographical sketch of Beardon, including small reproductions of two of his paintings. Small repaired surface tear to ffep thus Very Good in Fine dustjacket.

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11.
Herschler, Mildred Barger, Illustrator: Downs, John  
Frederick Douglass
 Picture
Publisher: Chicago: Follett (1969).
First Edition 8vo Pictorial cloth. 156pp illustrated with drawings and contemporary pictorial material. Douglass began life as a slave but learned to read despite many obstacles. He lectured on the evils of slavery, became one of Lincoln's trusted advisors and was appointed Minister to Haiti. A title in the Library of American Heroes. Small spot to ffep else Very Good. Dustjacket chipped with small scraped area on spine.

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12.
Igus, Toyomi, story interpreted and written by, Illustrator: Wood, Michele  
Going Back Home: An Artist Returns to the South
 Picture
Publisher: San Francisco: Children's Book Press (1996).
ISBN: 0892391375 First Edition 4to. Pictorial boards. [32]pp. A series of stunning paintings by Michele Wood document her return to the South to see and feel the land where her ancestors lived. Winner of the 1997 American Book Award among several other awards. Child's ownership inscription to upper pastedown else Fine in dustjacket.

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13.
Johnson, Angela.  
JOSHUA BY THE SEA.

Publisher: Orchard Books [New York]. No date. (1994)..
4th printing. 10pp. Tall, square 24mo. Board book. Illustrated by Rhonda Mitchell. Fine (No defects). ISBN 0531068463.

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14.
Johnson, Angela.  
JOSHUA'S NIGHT WHISPERS.

Publisher: Orchard Books [New York]. No date. (1994)..
7th printing. 10pp. Tall, square 24mo. Board book. Illustrated by Rhonda Mitchell. Fine (No defects). ISBN 0531068471.

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15.
Johnson, Angela.  
MAMA BIRD, BABY BIRDS.

Publisher: Orchard Books [New York]. No date. (1994)..
5th printing. 10pp. Tall, square 24mo. Board book. Illustrated by Rhonda Mitchell. Fine (No defects). ISBN 053106848X.

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16.
Johnson, Angela.  
THE LEAVING MORNING.

Publisher: Scholastic Inc./ Orchard Books [New York]. 2004. (1992)..
8th printing. 32pp. sm4to. Glossy illustrated wraps. Illustrated by David Soman. On the leaving morning a child watches for the moving men & leaves lip marks on the window of the city apartment before departing for the new home. Fine (No defects). ISBN 0590603507.

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17.
Moss, Thylias, Illustrator: Pinkney, Jerry  
I Want To Be
 Picture
Publisher: New York: Dial (1993).
ISBN: 0803712863 Stated First Edition Folio. Cloth-backed pictorial boards. [32]pp with lovely watercolor illustrations by Jerry Pinkney. A book of exciting pictures, words and ideas to encourage young readers to stretch their own imaginations. Child's name to upper paste-down, light wear to lower corners else Very Good. Dustjacket with repaired tears near spine and lower corner.

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18.
Nelson, Vaunda Micheaux Illustrator: Illustrated by Leonard Jenkins  
MAYFIELD CROSSING
 Picture
Publisher: G. P. Putnams New York 1993.
Fifth Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Edgewear. ; When the school in Mayfield Crossing is closed, the students are sent to larger schools, where the Black children encounter racial prejudice for the first time, and only baseball seems a possibility for drawing people together.; 88 pages

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19.
Pinkney, Andrea Davis, Illustrator: Pinkney, Brian  
Ella Fitzgerald: The Tale of a Vocal Virtuosa (signed)
 Picture
Publisher: New York: Hyperion (2002).
ISBN: 0786805684 First Edition 4to Pictorial boards. [32]pp with marvelously jazzy color illustrations by Brian Pinkney. The fabulous story of the fabulous Ella Fitzgerald, as related by Scat Cat Monroe. Inscribed and signed by Brian Pinkney in the year of publication with a small sketch of Scat Cat. Fine in dustjacket.

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20.
Ritter, Elizabeth, Illustrator: Holland, Marion  
You Never Can Tell
 Picture
Publisher: New York: Grosset & Dunlap (1947).
First Edition 8"x9" Pictorial boards. [28]pp with delightful color and black & white lithos by Marion Holland. A story set in Arkansas about two African American brothers named Peas and Beans and how they got a mule. A Story Parade Picture Book produced by Artists and Writers Guild. Rubbing and light wear to spine ends and corners. A few small margin tears to leaves with an archival repair near the gutter. Paper beginning to darken. Good+ Dustjacket lightly rubbed with edge wear and a bit of chipping.

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21.
Schroeder, Alan, Illustrator: Fuchs, Bernie  
Ragtime Tumpie (signed)
 Picture
Publisher: Boston: Little, Brown (1989).
ISBN: 0316774979 First Edition 8.5"x11" Green boards. [32]pp. Alan Schroeder, in his first book for children, evokes the sounds and sights of turn-of-the-century St. Louis. This is the fictionalized story of Tumpie, who grew up to be the legendary entertainer Josephine Baker. Bernie Fuchs' marvelous color illustrations are perfectly in tune with the text. An ALA Notable Book, a Booklist Children's Editors' Choice, and a Parents' Choice Award winner. Fine in dustjacket. Signed to ffep by Alan Schroeder.

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22.
Stewart, Elisabeth J., Illustrator: Ransome, James E.  
Bimmi Finds a Cat
 Picture
Publisher: New York: Clarion Books, 1996.
ISBN: 0395646529 First Edition 8vo Pictorial boards. 33pp with Coretta Scott King Award winner James Ransome's wonderful paintings throughout. The story of a young Creole boy who lives on Galveston Island. Bimmi loses his beloved cat Crabmeat but finally feels happy again when he finds a new cat and a new friend. Fine in dustjacket with two short tears at spine heel.

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23.
Stolz, Mary, Illustrator: Glanzman, Louis S.  
A Wonderful, Terrible Time
 Picture
Publisher: New York: Harper & Row (1967).
8vo Publisher's pictorial reinforced binding. 182pp with illustrations from line drawings by Louis S. Glanzman. Two close friends from New York City go to summer camp together for the first time. An early printing. Near Fine in Very Good dustjacket, lightly rubbed and frayed.

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24.
Walker, Alice, Illustrator: Deeter, Catherine  
Finding the Green Stone
 Picture
Publisher: San Diego: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich (1991).
ISBN: 015227538X First Edition Tall quarto. Cloth-backed boards. [40]pp with color illustrations from paintings. A heart-warming story about the power of love. Small stain to lower edge of upper board. Very Good in Near Fine dustjacket.

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25.
Walter, Mildred Pitts, Illustrator: Prince, Leonora E.  
Lillie of Watts: A Birthday Discovery (signed)
 Picture
Publisher: Los Angeles: The Ward Ritchie Press (1969).
First Edition Quarto. Illustrated boards. 61pp with black & white illustrations. It's Lillie's eleventh birthday and things begin to go all wrong. And the next day is just as bad! But by the end of the day, Lillie has learned something very special and important. The author and artist were local teachers when they made this book, apparently the first for both. Mildred Pitts Walter later won the Coretta Scott King Award and three of her titles won Honors. This book is inscribed and signed by her to the half-title, dated 7-18-1970. Very Good in dustjacket (top panel lightly stained, small black mark to bottom panel, edge wear and chipping).

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26.
White, Edgar, Illustrator: McCannon, Dindga  
Omar at Christmas
 Picture
Publisher: New York: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, 1973.
ISBN: 0688515487 First Edition Small 4to Publisher's reinforced red cloth. [32]pp with interesting full-page illustrations throughout in red, green, black & white. A picture book about a little boy in the Bronx by a noted African-American playwright. Fine in dustjacket (frayed, lightly chipped).

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