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61 DuBois, David Graham ...AND BID HIM SING
Palo Alto, California: Ramparts Press, (1975). 0878670416 / 9780878670413 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, in green cloth with gilt spine titling; in a lightly rubbed illustrated dust jacket. 
Novel of black American exiles in Cairo in the mid-sixties, seeking identity in Africa and reacting intensely, if sometimes unconsciously, against the racism which has molded their lives in America. By the step-son of W.E.B. DuBois. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1916. Early reprint with the introduction to "Lyrics of Lowly Life" by William Dean Howells. Hardcover. Ownership name to the front endpaper, covers show some shelfwear and tiny scattered speckled marks, spine is age-toned a bit, else very good in brick red cloth; no dust jacket. Octavo. 289 pages. Frontispiece portrait of Dunbar. 
James Weldon Johnson called Dunbar the "first American Negro poet of real literary distinction." His style encompassed "the standard English of the classical poet and the evocative dialect of the turn-of-the-century black community in America."-udayton. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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63 Edwards, Grace F. THE VIADUCT: A Harlem Thriller
New York: Doubleday, (2004). 0385502000 First edition: Review copy, with publisher's slip laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
"In this gripping tale of murder, sorrow, and broken dreams, Grace F. Edwards once again vividly captures the beauty and despair that is Harlem."--Valerie Wilson Wesley. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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64 Edwards-Yearwood, Grace IN THE SHADOW OF THE PEACOCK
New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, (1988). First edition. Hardcover. Fine in dust jacket. 
A collection of interconnected stories set in the black Midwest of the 1950's; the author's first book of fiction. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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65 Ellis, Trey HOME REPAIRS
New York: Simon and Schuster, (1993). First edition. Hardcover. Very fine in dust jacket. 
By the author of PLATITUDES. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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66 Ellis, Trey HOME REPAIRS
New York: Simon and Schuster, (1993). 0671769243 / 9780671769246 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
"In HOME REPAIRS Mr. Ellis breaks new ground. He's got to be one of about the ten best fiction writers of his generation."--Ishmael Reed. SIGNED by the author to the title-page. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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67 Ellis, Trey PLATITUDES
New York: Vintage Contemporaries/Random House, (1988). 0394754395 / 9780394754390 First edition, first printing: a trade paperback original. Trade Paperback. Very nearly as-new, fine, unread, in illustrated wraps that show just a suggestion of age-toning. 
"A stunning first novel. Blending the genres of epistolary and satire, Ellis has produced a novel at once socially engaged and artistically fresh, hilariously funny and intellectually compelling. His is a major talent."--Henry Louis Gates. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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New York: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Co. 1972. 0688416306 / 9780688416300 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, in orange boards; in a price-clipped, age-toned, thus nearly fine, illustrated dust jacket. Quarto. Color illustrations reproduced on coated stock inserts, b&w full-page and intext. 
The account by the prominent African-American children's book artist of his decision to leave the U.S. and live in Africa. Illustrated with drawings and paintings from various periods of the artist's life. Feelings returned to NY in 1974, died in 2003. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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69 Fenner, Carol YOLONDA'S GENIUS
(New York): Margaret K. McElderry Books, (1995). 0689800010 / 9780689800016 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in an illustrated dust jacket. Jacket illustration by Stephen Marchesi. 
The story of Yolonda, a fifth-grader who is very big for her age, and is determined to prove that her younger brother is not slow, but is a gifted musician who plays harmonica expressively and beautifully. A Newbery Honor book. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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70 Files, Lolita BLIND AMBITION
New York: Simon & Schuster, (2000). First edition: Review copy, with materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket with illustration using tinseltown sparkling gold. 
Hollywood-based novel drawn from the author's industry experience. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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71 Gaines, Ernest J. A LESSON BEFORE DYING
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1993. 0679414770 / 9780679414773 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Very good: bound upside down, owner's name to endsheet, soiling and few stains to covers; in gray cloth shelfback over black boards; in a fine photo-pictorial dust jacket. 
"This majestic, moving, novel is an instant classic, a book that will be read, discussed and taught beyond the rest of our lives."--Chicago Tribune. Filmed in 1999 with Don Cheadle and Cicely Tyson. Inscribed and SIGNED by the author. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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72 Gaines, Ernest J. CATHERINE CARMIER
New York: Atheneum, 1964. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Upper front hinge starting, as usual, two spots of pale stain to the top edge, a thin band of fading to the upper and lower shelf edge, upper corner tips lightly bumped, else a very good copy; in a shelfworn illustrated dust jacket with short edge tears. 
Somewhat scarce first novel by the author of A LESSON BEFORE DYING and THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MISS JANE PITTMAN. "[Gaines's] best writing is marked by what Ralph Ellison, describing the blues, called near-tragic, near-comic lyricism."--Newsweek. 
Price: 400.00 USD
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73 Garland, Ardella DETAILS AT TEN
New York: Simon & Schuster, (2000). 0684873753 / 9780684873756 First edition. Hardcover. Spine ends lightly bumped, else near fine; in a fine dust jacket. 
Ardella Garland is the pen name of the well acclaimed author Yolanda Joe, who started her career as a newswriter for CBS. This is the first in a projected thriller series featuring Georgia Barnett, a television news reporter. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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74 Gates, Henry Louis, Jr. & Appiah, K.A., editors GLORIA NAYLOR: Critical Perspectives Past and Present
New York: Amistad, (1993). First edition. Hardcover. Very fine in dust jacket. 
Collection of reviews that document Naylor's contributions to the African-American and American literary traditions. Naylor won the American Book Award for her first book of fiction, THE WOMEN OF BREWSTER PLACE, basis for Oprah Winfrey's TV movie. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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75 George, Nelson ONE WOMAN SHORT
New York: Scribner Paperback Fiction/Simon &Schuster (2000). 0684864614 / 9780684864617 First edition: a trade paperback original. Trade Paperback. Hint of age-toning to textblock, very mild corner crease to rear cover, else fine in illustrated wraps. 
The award-winning music historian's third novel, dated in the year of publication, inscribed and SIGNED by the author to the title-page. "Part love story, part mystery--a page-turner to the very end."--E. Lynn Harris. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc., 1983. 0688019064 / 9780688019068 First edition: Uncorrected Proof. Proof. Fine in printed pale grey wraps. 62 pages. 
The title of this collection of poems by the award-winning African-American poet refers to people who have tried to make changes, people who have gone against the tide: friends, lovers, mothers, John Lennon, Martin Luther King, Jr., Robert Kennedy, etc. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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77 Goble, Myron E. DOWN IN THE DELTA
New York: Hyperion/Miramax Books, (1998). 0786884584 / 9780786884582 First edition: Trade Paperback Original. Trade Paperback. Fine in color photo-illustrated wraps. Introduction by Maya Angelou. 
Screenplay for the Miramax film directed by Maya Angelou and starring Alfre Woodward, Al Freeman, Jr., Esther Rolle, Mary Alice, and Wesley Snipes. This copy SIGNED by first-time screenwriter, Goble. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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78 Graham, Lorenz I, MOMOLU
New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Company, (1966). 0690432003 / 9780690432008 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Very mildly edgeworn, else fine, in turquoise cloth with black spine lettering, gray upper-page-edge tint; in a price-clipped, near fine dust jacket that shows some very mild rubbing, age-toning to the extremities and to the spine panel. 
Set in Liberia, this story by the author of the "Town" series, is "told from the perspective of a young boy" and focuses on "the growing conflict between rural and urban Africa."--University of Minnesota libraries. Illustrated by John Biggers. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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79 Graham, Lorenz NORTH TOWN
New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Company, (1965). B0007DJZYW First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, in blue-gray cloth with black spine lettering, with pale blue-gray top-edge tint; in an age-toned, near fine dust jacket that shows some mild edgewear, and one tiny nick. 
"SOUTH TOWN and NORTH TOWN were the bookends to a small library which I used to raise a teenage African American boy."--Maya Angelou. Second book in Graham's groundbreaking series. Jacket by Ernest Crichlow. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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80 Graham, Lorenz RETURN TO SOUTH TOWN
New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Company, (1976). 0690010818 / 9780690010817 First edition. Inscribed, dated 1977, and SIGNED by the Award-winning author to the title-page. Hardcover. Mild damp stain to the lower corner of the last section of pages, else about very good in powder-blue linen with black titles to the spine; in a very good plus dust jacket with a hint of fading to the spine panel and a whisper of wear to the spine edges. 
Lorenz B. Graham had experienced firsthand the devastating effects of segregation and racism in America, and as an author of young adult books, in particular his "Town" series sought to portray these effects on one family. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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