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1 A Day Late and a Dollar Short
McMillan, Terry

Viking Penguin New York, NY, U.S.A. 2001
Hard Cover
Very Good+, Very Good+
5.75"x8.5"
Book Club (BCE/BOMC)
0670896764 / 9780670896769

Book Club Edition

CB6 - An unread, tight, clean, sound copy in black paper covered boards with gold lettering on the spine with very minor overall shelf wear. The dust jacket is in very good+ condition with very minor overall shelf wear mainly in the form very slight edge wear around the spine top and bottom edges. A book about a large, cantankerous but deeply loving family in which there is no dysfunction that cannot be overcome with a bit of work, love, talk and of course advise. 379p. SCW03024 
Price: 4.00 USD
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2 A Different Kind of Christmas
Haley, Alex

Doubleday New York, New York, USA 1988
Hard Cover
Very Good+, Very Good+
5.5"x7.75"
First Edition
0385260431 / 9780385260435



CC5 - A hard cover stated first edition book in very good+ condition. An unread, tight, clean, sound copy in white cloth covered boards with metallic copper lettering and graphics on the spine and a large metallic copper graphic on the front with only very minor overall shelf wear. The dust jacket shows only very minor overall shelf wear. A drama of a white Southerner and a black slave who work toward a mutual goal. It is a moving story of physical and moral courage and of spiritual regeneration. By the author of "Roots." 101p. SCW05543 
Price: 3.50 USD
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3 Bailey's Cafe
Naylor, Gloria

Harcourt Trade Publishers San Diego, California, USA 1992
Trade Paperback
Very Good, No Dust Jacket
6"x9"



Advance Reading Copy (ARC)

BX5 - A first edition advance reading copy (ARC)/uncorrected proof book in very good condition with no dust jacket as issued. An unread, tight, clean, sound copy in color wraps with minor overall shelf wear plus some very light creasing of the front cover plus some very light soiling of the bottom right corner of the outside paper edges. A novel by a notable African American author. It has been described as a blues tapestry of America. This is the story of a couple and the cafe they run. It draws in a wide variety of society's rejects. The cafe exists in 1948 but the story moves back in time, sometimes centuries, as it looks at the stories of people, usually of color, down on their luck By the author of "The Women of Brewster Place," "Linden Hills," and "Mama Day." The author is a winner of the American Book Award for First Fiction. 200p. SCW02321 
Price: 9.00 USD
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4 Betsey Brown
Shange, Ntozake

St. Martin's Press New York, New York, USA 1985
Hard Cover
Good+, Good+
5.5"x8.25"

0312077270 / 9780312077273

Ex-Library

BZ1 - A hard cover first edition library rebound withdrawn ex-library book in good+ condition. Stated first edition. A tight, clean, sound copy in red cloth covered boards with white lettering and a graphic on the spine with very minor overall shlf wear plus there are the usual library stamps and label on the top outside paper edges, front endpaper, and title page. the dust jacket shows minor overall shelf wear plus there is some light sunning along the spine and over all of the front plus it is still in the original library mylar sleeve. The story of a thirteen year old African-American girl poised between childhood and the romance and politics of the adult world. Set in St. Louis in 1959, the year school integration there disrupted everybody's lives. A complex portrait of an extended African-American family during the main character's adolescent awakening. By the author of "For Colored Girls who Have considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf", "Three Pieces", "Nappy Edges", "A Daughter's Geography", "Sassafrass, Cypress and Indigo". 207p. SCW07457 
Price: 4.00 USD
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5 Billy
French, Albert

Viking/Penguin Group New York, New York, U.S.A. 1993
Hard Cover
Good+, Very Good
6"x8.75"
2nd Printing
0670850136 / 9780670850136

Ex-Library

BZ2 - A hard cover 2nd printing withdrawn ex-library book in good+ to very good- condition with a dust jacket in very good condition. A tight, clean, sound copy in gray paper covered boards quarter bound in white cloth with silver lettering and graphics on the spine with minor overall shelf wear with some tape staining on the outside surfaces of the front and back boards from where the dust jacket endflaps were taped to the boards plus there are the usual library stamps and labels on the top and bottom outside paper edges, the front free endpaper, the title page, and the copyright page plus the book is very slightly shelf cocked plus there is some very, very light glue residue on the front free endpaper from a library pocket. The dust jacket shows very minor overall shelf wear plus it is still in the original library mylar sleeve. A novel set in 1930s Mississippi about the death of a girl in an accident and the state's killing of one African-American boy who is convicted and executed for murdering her. This is the author's first novel. 214p. SCW11661 
Price: 3.50 USD
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Black Experience: Analysis and Synthesis, Young, Carlene (Edited by)
6 Black Experience: Analysis and Synthesis
Young, Carlene (Edited by)

Leswing Press San Rafael, California 1972
Paperback
Good, No Jacket
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall





A4 - A paper back book in good condition. Book has old price label on the front lower left corner, some soiling on the front top and top right corner, back top left corner, and some inside pages, some bumped corners, light crease on the back top left and last few pages, some wrinkling and chipping on the edges, moderate discoloration mostly on the cover and page edges, and light shelf wear. "The Black Experience: Analysis and Synthesis has grown out of a need felt for materials that depict the circumstances and forces that played a major role in the development of black communities." 8.75"x 7.25". 326 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed. EC5199BB 
Price: 11.95 USD
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Black Fiction: New Studies in the Afro-American Novel Since 1945, Lee, A. Robert (Edited by)
7 Black Fiction: New Studies in the Afro-American Novel Since 1945
Lee, A. Robert (Edited by)

Barnes & Noble Books New York 1980
Hard Cover
Very Good, Good
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

0389200123 / 9780389200123

Ex-Library

AP2 - An ex-library hardcover book in very good condition in good dust jacket that is mylar protected. Dust jacket has open tear on the spine, patch peeled on the lower front, wrinkling and chipping on some edges and corners, some rubbing, light discoloration and shelf wear. Book has library markings (labels, stamping, cardholder, etc.), some chipping/peeling and glue stains on the fixed endpapers, light discoloration and shelf wear. Satisfaction Guaranteed. EC22132BB 
Price: 28.00 USD
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Black Fire, Leroi Jones and Larry Neal (Edited by)
8 Black Fire
Leroi Jones and Larry Neal (Edited by)

William Morrow and Company, Inc. New York 1973
Hard Cover
Very Good, Very Good
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall
4th Printing

Signed
Ex-Library

CA6 - A 4th printing ex-library hardcover book SIGNED by Amiri Baraka (formerly known as LeRoi Jones) in very good condition in very good dust jacket that is mylar protected. Dust jacket has some wrinkling and crease, light discoloration and shelf wear. Book has library markings (labels, stamping, cardholder, etc.), glue and paper residue on the fixed endpapers, some stains, light discoloration and shelf wear. An Anthology of Afro-American Writing. 8.5"x6", 670 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed. EC27568BB 
Price: 70.00 USD
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9 Black Ice
Cary, Lorene

Alfred A. Knopf New York, New York, USA 1991
Trade Paperback
Near Fine, No Jacket as Issued
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall

0394574656 / 9780394574653



BZ2 - A trade paperback book in near fine condition. An as new, unread, tight, clean, sound copy in color wraps with the original owner's name in ink at the top right corner of the front endpaper. An epic of the young heard, mind and body meeting life itself. Probably the most beautifully written and the most moving African-American autobiographical narrative since Maya Angelou's celebrated "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings." (Arnold Rampersad) 238p. SCW00760 
Price: 4.00 USD
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Black Novelist As White Racist: The Myth of Black Inferiority in the Novels of Oscar Micheaux, Young, Joseph A.
10 Black Novelist As White Racist: The Myth of Black Inferiority in the Novels of Oscar Micheaux
Young, Joseph A.

Greenwood Press New York 1989
Hard Cover
Very Good, No Jacket
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall
First Edition
0313257493 / 9780313257490

Ex-Library

P4 - An ex-library first edition hardcover book in very good condition that has library markings (labels, stamping, cardholder, etc.), some bumped corners, wrinkling and crease, light discoloration and shelf wear with no dust jacket. Contributions in Afro-American and African Studies, Number 123, John W. Blassingame and Henery Louis Gates, Jr., Series Editors. 9.5"x6.5", 181 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed. EC42992BB 
Price: 65.00 USD
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11 Black on Black: Commentaries By Negro Americans
Adoff, Arnold (Edited by)

The Macmillan Company New York 1969
Hard Cover
Good, Good
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall
2nd Printing

Signed
Ex-Library

BZ1 - A 2nd printing ex-library hardcover book in good condition in good dust jacket that is mylar protected. Dust jacket has wrinkling, chipping and crease on the edges, sides, and corners, label on the spine, scratches and rubbing, light discoloration and shelf wear. Book has library markings (labels, stamping, cardholder, etc.), tape stains on the cover and endpapers, light discoloration and shelf wear. SIGNED by Amiri Baraka (formerly known as LeRoi Jones) on his story page. With a foreword by Roger Mae Johnson. A collection of articles and excerpts of writings by African-Americans that analyze American race relations, their own personal experiences, and recommendations for the resolution of the issue. Signed and dated by Amiri Baraka (formerly known as LeRoi Jones) on his story page. The authors include Frederick Douglass, W. E. B. DuBois, Walter White, Langston Hughes, Richard Wright, Ted Poston, gordon Parks, Loften Mitchell, Ralph Ellison, James Baldwin, Lerone Bennett Jr., Dick Gregory, Bill Russell, John Oliver Killens, John A. Williams, Malcolm X, Ossie Davis, Martin Luther King Jr., Robert Williams LeRoi Jones, Stokely Carmichael, Charles V. Hamilton, and Kenneth Clark. 9.5"x6.5", 236 pages. SCW09431 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Black Time: Fiction of Africa, the Caribbean, and the United States, Barthold, Bonnie J.
12 Black Time: Fiction of Africa, the Caribbean, and the United States
Barthold, Bonnie J.

Yale University Press New Haven, Connecticut, USA 1981
Hard Cover
Good+, Good+
6"x8.5"
First Edition
0300025734 / 9780300025736

Ex-Library

BZ2 - A hard cover first edition withdrawn ex-library book in good+ to very good- condition. A sequence of numbers with the "1" present appearing on the copyright page with no additional printings indicated. A tight, clean, sound copy in black cloth covered boards with silver lettering and a graphic on the spine with very minor overall shelf wear with the dust jacket mylar sleeve endflaps glued to the front and back fixed endpapers plus there are the usual library stamps, label, and pocket on the top and bottom outside paper edges, the front and back free endpapers, and the title page. The dust jacket shows very minor overall shelf wear with a library label on the spine plus the front and back mylar sleeve endflaps are glued to the fixed endpapers plus it is still in the original library mylar sleeve endflaps. Works cited, indexed, 209p. SCW13506 
Price: 20.00 USD
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13 Breaking Ice: An Anthology of Contemporary African-American Fiction
McMillan, Terry (editor)

Viking Penguin New York, NY, U.S.A. 1990
Trade Paperback
Very Good-, 
6.25"x9.25"

0140116974 / 9780140116977



BZ3 - A trade paperback book in very good- condition. A tight, clean, sound copy in color wraps with minor overall wear plus some very light staining and water wrinkling of the bottom paper edges from the front endpaper through the preface and introduction plus the original owner's name in ink on the inside surface of the front cover plus some light creasing of the front cover at the top right corner. A collection of works from authors, both established and emerging, of African American writers. Brief biographies of the contributors, 690p. SCW02965 
Price: 3.50 USD
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14 CAlling the Wind: Twentieth-Century African-American Short Stories
Major, Clarence (editor)

Harper Perennial/HarperCollins Publishers New York, New York, USA 1992
Trade Paperback
Good+, 
6.25"x9.25"

0060982012 / 9780060982010

Ex-Library

BZ4 - A trade paperback withdrawn ex-library book in good+ condition. A tight, clean, sound copy in color wraps with minor overall shelf wear with clear plastic tape reinforcing the spine plus there are the usual library stamps, labels, and pocketon the top and bottom outside paper edges, the front endpaper, and the copyright page plus there is some light yellowing of the outside paper edges. Edited and with an introduction by Clarence Major. A comprehensive anthology of African-American short stories with authors ranging from Reconstruction through the post Civil Rights Movement era. The constributors include Toni Cade Bambara, Ralph Ellison, Hal Bennett, Trey Ellis, robert Boles, chester Himes, Ernest J. Gaines, Langston Hughes, Charles Johnson, Zora Neale Hurston, Paule Marshall, James Alan McPherson, Gloria Naylor, Diane Oliver, John Edgar Wideman, Alice Walker, Charles Wright, Richard Wright, John A. Williams, Jean Toomer, and Al Young among others Credits, 622p. SCW11992 
Price: 4.00 USD
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Conversations With Albert Murray, Murray, Albert
15 Conversations With Albert Murray
Murray, Albert

University Press of Mississippi Jackson, Mississippi, USA 1997
Trade Paperback
Very Good-, 
6"x9"
First Trade Paperback Edition
1578060087 / 9781578060085
Signed by Author


CB4 - Signed by the author in blue ink on the title page. A tight, clean, sound copy in black and white photo illustrated brown wraps with very minor overall shelf wear with some very, very slight fading on the spine plus there is some light overall rubbing of the covers plus there is some very light creasing on the front and back covers plus there is a tiny remainder mark on the bottom outside paper edges. This is a title in the publisher's LIterary Conversations Series. Edited by Roberta S. Maguire. A collection of interviews with a noted African-American essayist, novelist, and cultural critic. 167p. SCW13054 
Price: 45.00 USD
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16 Cry Me a River
Hill, Ernest

Dafina Books/Kensington Publishing Corp. New York, New York, USA 2003
Trade Paperback
Very Good+, No Dust Jacket
6"x8.75"



Advance Reading Copy (ARC)

CB5 - A first edition advance reading copy/uncorrected proof book in very good+ condition with no dust jacket as issued (trade paperback). An unread, tight, clean, sound copy in light blue wraps with only very, very minor overall shelf wear. A story about an absentee father from a "no good family." He was sent to prison and his wife was left to raise their son alone. The son needs the father now. The young man is on Louisiana's death row for the murder of a young white girl. His father is determined to not let his son suffer in jail, and, convinced of his innocence, seeks a way to overcome the overwhelming evidence against his son and his ex-wife's resistance to his involvement. By the author of "A Life for a Life." 277p. SCW08752 
Price: 20.00 USD
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17 Darktown Strutters: A Novel
Brown, Wesley

Cane Hill Press New York, New York, USA 1994
Trade Paperback
Near Fine, No Jacket as Issued
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

0943433118 / 9780943433110



CB5 - A trade paperback in near fine condition. An as new, unread, tight, clean, sound copy in color wraps. The story of Jim Crow, a remarkable black dancer, born in slavery, who performs in minstrel shows, South and North, during the furious times of pre- and post-Civil War America. His experiences, onstage and off, are a mix of applause with mob violence, of love and loss, played against the grim laughter of a black nation within a nation finding its way to an ever-elusive promised freedom. By the author of "Tragic Magic". 224p. SCW00354 
Price: 5.00 USD
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18 Dust Tracks on a Road/an Autobiography
Hurston, Zora Neale

Perennial Library/ Harper & Row, Publishers New York, New York, USA 1991
Trade Paperback
Very Good-, 
5.25"x8"

0060965673 / 9780060965679



CC6 - A trade paperback book in good+ to very good- condition. A tight, clean, sound copy in color wraps with minor overall shelf wear with some yellowing of the paper edges plus there is a remainder mark on the bottom outside paper edges plus there is a black bookplate on the inside surface of the front cover. With a foreword by Maya Angelou. The autobiography of a noted African-American novelist, folklorist, and anthropologist. By the author of "Their Eyes Were Watching God," "Jonah's Gourd Vine," "Tell My Jorse," and "Mules and Men." Selected bibliography, chronology, 278p. SCW12646 
Price: 3.50 USD
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Going to the Territory, Ellison, Ralph
19 Going to the Territory
Ellison, Ralph

Random House New York 1986
Hard Cover
Very Good, Very Good
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall
First Edition
0394540506 / 9780394540504

Ex-Library

CN1 - A first edition ex-library hardcover book in very good condition in very good dust jacket that is mylar protected. Dust jacket has taped label on the spine, wrinkling on some edges, inside flaps adhered to the fixed endpapers, discoloration and light shelf wear. Book has library markings (labels, stamping, cardholder, etc.), light discoloration and shelf wear. Satisfaction Guaranteed. EC20925BB 
Price: 10.00 USD
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20 Higher Ground: A Novel in Three Parts
Phillips, Caryl

Viking Penguin/Penguin Books USA Inc. New York, New York, USA 1989
Hard Cover
Very Good, Very Good
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall
First American Edition
0670826200 / 9780670826209

Ex-Library

CH5 - A hard cover first American edition book in very good- condition. A tight, clean, sound copy in tan paper covered boards quarter bound in light burgandy cloth with gold lettering and graphics on the spine with minor overall shelf wear plus the usual library marks, stamps, labels, and pocket on the inside surface of the front board, front endpaper, and top outside paper edges plus the dust jacket endflaps are glued down to the inside surfaces of the boards. The dust jacket shows very minor overall shelf wear plus there is some very, very light sunning on the spine. A novel that is a narrative that covers over two centuries of time and ranges over three continents. An African man participates in the slave trade by assisting the slavers. This spares him the manacles. In America a young man faces life imprisonment in a Southern jail, brutalized by his guards and isolated from his fellow inmates. In Europe, just after World War II, a woman finds that she cannot escape the ghetto because, though she is in England, the world outside is hostile and she is still captive to stifling fear and the resulting paralyzing seclusion. The author is a winner of the Malcolm X Award. By the author of "The Final Passage," "A State of Independence," and "The European Tribe." 218p. SCW04753 
Price: 3.50 USD
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