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1 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. 
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2 Johnson, Susan A BETTER WOMAN: A Memoir
New York: Washington Square Press, (2002). 0743432967 / 9780743432962 First U.S. edition: Review copy, with materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Memoir from the Australian-raised author chronicles Johnson's experiences with a complicated pregnancy and the unexpected feelings of dealing with a first child at age 38. By the author of HUNGRY GHOSTS. 
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3 McClinton, Katharine Morrison ANTIQUES OF AMERICAN CHILDHOOD
New York: Bramhall House, [No date]. Reprint. Hardcover. Near fine with bookseller's discreet stamp to front free endpaper, and a hint of wear to the covers; in a very lightly rubbed, mildly age-toned pictorial dust jacket that shows some lamination ripples that formed during production. A nice copy. 
Antique maven McClinton applies her expertise to the field of collectibles relating to American childhood: costumes, furniture, books, amusements. Generously illustrated in b&w with contemporary portraits and illustrations from period books and journals. 
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4 Ransel, David L. MOTHERS OF MISERY: Child Abandonment in Russia
Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, (1988). 069105522X / 9780691055220 First edition. Hardcover. Faint soiling to the covers, else near fine in burgundy cloth; in an illustrated dust jacket. Jacket illustraton ''A Mother'' by Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin. 330 pages, thirteen b&w illustrations, nineteen figures, twenty-eight tables, bibliography, and an index. 
A history of the homes for abandoned children that were established in the middle of the eighteenth century by Empress Catherine II, and reached their peak in the late nineteenth century when the Moscow homes were receiving 17,000 children each year. 
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