By Virginia Hamilton, illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon
First printing of this history of African Americans for young people, profiling prominent figures such as Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass – with striking black-and-white illustrations by Leo and Diane Dillon.
First edition, first printing, recounting one girl's response to Orson Welles's famous broadcast, by the celebrated writer whose book M.C. HIGGINS, THE GREAT was the first by a Black author to win the Newbery Medal.
First printing of the second Jahdu book of Harlem-based mythologies – this copy inscribed by Hamilton to Elizabeth Shub, one of the editors with whom Hamilton was working on M.C. HIGGINS, THE GREAT which would go on to win the Newbery Medal.