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81 Graham, Lorenz WHOSE TOWN?
New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Company, (1969). 0690887833 / 9780690887839 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, in beige cloth with brown spine lettering; in a nearly fine, price-clipped dust jacket that shows some very light wear. Jacket by Harold James. 
Third book in Graham's award-winning series that relates David Williams' journey from adolescence to adulthood and his experiences of racism in the South and North, while realizing his dream of becoming a doctor. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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82 Guy, Rosa AND I HEARD A BIRD SING
New York: Delacorte Press, (1987). 0385295634 / 9780385295635 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in dust jacket. 
An Imamu Jones Mystery. Juvenile. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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83 Guy, Rosa BIRD AT MY WINDOW
Philadelphia & New York: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1966. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. A bright, beautiful, very nearly fine copy, with vivid yellow cloth shelfback over grey boards, yellow top-edge coloring; in a mildly age-darkened, very lightly edgeworn illustrated dust jacket. Jacket design by Robert Korn. 
Debut novel from the Trinibad-born American novelist and playwright. Set in Harlem (where her family moved when she was seven) and centered on Wade Williams, a brilliant black child, and the brutal and powerful social forces which conspire against him. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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84 Guy, Rosa, editor CHILDREN OF LONGING
New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, (1970). 0030802822 / 9780030802829 First hardcover edition. Hardcover. Fine in price-clipped dust jacket that shows some light age-toning. 
This collection of essays was assembled by asking young African-Americans to write and talk about their lives. Introduction by Julius Lester. "I want to be somebody. I want to be somebody big."--Andrea Gue, 18. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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85 Hairston, Florence Inez and Hairston, Nina Yvette NIFTY NINA, GHETTO GIRL
New York: Vantage Press, (1979). 533035619 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a few tiny edge tears. 
Illustrated throughout by Christina Nair, this charming book was written down directly from the expressive remarks of a five-year-old girl during a nine-month period. Nina reflects a positive image of the ghetto environment. 27 pages. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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86 Hamlin, Peter, illustrated by; story by Theodore Roosevelt Gardner II SOMETHING NICE TO SEE
(Santa Barbara, Ca.): Allen A. Knoll, Publishers, (1994). 0962729760 / 9780962729768 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Very nearly fine, in pale blue cloth shelfback over gray boards; in a lightly age-toned illustrated dust jacket. 
Dynamic and moving picture book tale set during the creation of the Watts Towers about a boy who is resented by his classmates because of his advanced reading skills, and who is comforted by Sam Rodiak, creator of the Towers. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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87 Hansberry, Lorraine A RAISIN IN THE SUN: A Drama in Three Acts
New York: Random House, (2002). 0375508333 / 9780375508332 First edition thus. Frontispiece still. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in a fine, as-new, dust jacket. 
Facsimile edition set from the first edition published in 1959 of Lorraine Hansberry's award-winning drama about the hopes and aspirations of a struggling, working-class family living on the South Side of Chicago. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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88 Hardwick, Gary THE EXECUTIONER'S GAME
(New York, NY): William Morrow/An imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, (2005). 0060575840 / 9780060575847 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Nearly fine (with a faint diagonal crease to first few leaves); in a near fine dust jacket that shows a mild crease to the rear flap. 
"Political thriller about an African-American assassin working for an elite government intelligence agency with ties to the CIA."--PW. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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89 Harris, E. Lynn NOT A DAY GOES BY
New York/London/Toronto/Sydney/Auckland: Doubleday, (2000). 0385498241 / 9780385498241 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
From the author of IF THIS WORLD WERE MINE (James Baldwin Award-winner), ABIDE WITH ME, and INVISIBLE LIFE. "What's got audiences hooked? Harris's unique spin on the ever-fascinating topics of identity, class, intimacy, sexuality, and friendship."--VIBE. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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90 Haywood, Gar Anthony BAD NEWS TRAVELS FAST
New York: Putnam, (1995). First edition. Hardcover. Fine copy in a fine dust jacket. 
A Joe and Dottie Loudermilk mystery. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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91 Haywood, Gar Anthony GOING NOWHERE FAST
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, (1994). 0399139176 / 9780399139178 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in an illustrated dust jacket. Jacket design and illustration by Paul Bacon. 
SIGNED by the author to the title-page. A Joe and Dottie Loudermilk mystery. Haywood, a Shamus Award winner, introduces his new detective team, who are travelling America in an Airstream trailer. Their first adventure kicks off at the Grand Canyon. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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92 Haywood, Gar Anthony GOING NOWHERE FAST
New York: Putnam, (1994). 0399139176 / 9780399139178 First edition. Hardcover. Fine copy in a fine dust jacket. 
A Joe and Dottie Loudermilk mystery. "Fresh, frank, funny, and fabulous, GOING NOWHERE FAST will captivate readers. I loved every sentence. Dottie Loudermilk is my kind of woman. Don't miss this offbeat, wonderful mystery." --Carolyn G. Hart 
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93 Haywood, Gar Anthony IT'S NOT A PRETTY SIGHT
New York: Putnam, (1996). 0399141324 / 9780399141324 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. 
An Aaron Gunner mystery by the author of YOU CAN DIE TRYING. SIGNED and dated by the author to the title-page. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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94 Herschler, Mildred Barger THE WALK INTO MORNING
New York: Tor/A Tom Doherty Associates Book, (1993). 0312854250 / 9780312854256 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a photo-pictorial dust jacket with minor shelfwear and a small area of lamination peel to the front panel. Map of Louisiana and Mississippi 1862-1863. 
Herschler is a poet whose pieces have appeared in THE CRISIS, and is the author of a biography of Frederick Douglass, written for children. Her debut novel follows a young slave as he runs away to join the Louisiana Native Guard during the Civil War. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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95 Himes, Chester A RAGE IN HARLEM
London: Alison & Busby, (1985). 0850316189 / 9780850316186 First hardcover edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine illustrated dust jacket with the vibrant ''Savoy Ballroom'' by Edward Burra used as jacket art. 
First published in the US in 1957 as FOR LOVE OF IMABELLE; as LA REINE DES POMMES, winner of the 1958 French Grand Prix Policier. Adapted into a critically lauded 1991 film directed by African-American Bill Duke. A snappy, stylish edition. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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96 Holton, Hugh PRESUMED DEAD
New York: Forge, (1994). 0312857101 / 9780312857103 First edition. Hardcover. Fine copy in a fine dust jacket. 
A Commander Larry Cole mystery. Author's first novel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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97 Holton, Hugh WINDY CITY
New York: Forge, (1995). 031285711X / 9780312857110 First edition. Hardcover. Fine copy in a fine dust jacket. 
"Authentic police procedures entwined with the shocking antics of a deliciously evil villainess and a perspicacious top cop's braintrust of mystery writers....one of the most suspenseful and enjoyable crime novels in recent years."--Robin Moore. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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98 Holton, Hugh WINDY CITY
New York: Forge, (1995). 031285711X / 9780312857110 First edition. Hardcover. Fine copy in a near fine dust jacket with a small snagged nick to the lower rear panel. 
Inscribed, SIGNED, and dated (December 11, 1995) by the late author to mystery novelist Michael Connelly: "To Michael, We had a great time at our 'floating' book signing and I hope you enjoy the book. Hugh Holton." 
Price: 45.00 USD
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99 Hopkinson, Nalo BROWN GIRL IN THE RING
(New York, N.Y.): Aspect/Warner Books, (1998). 0446674338 / 9780446674331 First edition: Trade Paperback Original. Trade Paperback. Corner crease to rear cover, else an unread, nearly fine copy in colorfully illustrated wraps. Cover illustration by Linda Messier. 
"The debut of a brilliant new voice in contemporary fantasy and science fiction... Drawing on her personal knowledge of Afro-Caribbean spirituality, Hopkinson has created a future large enough to contain both zombies and organ transplants."--Pat Murphy. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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100 Hopkinson, Nalo THE SALT ROADS
New York: Warner Books, (2003). 0446533025 / 9780446533027 First edition, first printing. SIGNED by the author to the title-page. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
"Heartbreaking and beautiful...Hopkinson's writing is like a favorite song....A lyrical meditation on the lives of slaves and gods alike, a magical journey through a world unique to Hopkinson's broad vision."--Tananarive Due. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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