First printing of this novel about Black man just released from prison, "the bright boy of infinite promise [...] and the very old parolee of twenty-two, who sees little difference between the prison world and the world outside."
First printing, tales of "[b]urglary, mugging, gun battles in the streets, orgies in the cellar club, the suffering of adolescent romance, thirteen arrests and beatings by the police, a year in state training school..."
First trade edition in first-state jacket, warmly inscribed in the year of publication: "11/30/76 / Tom and Barbara McDermott, / I want to join Stan and / Marilyn in wishing you a / Very Merry Christmas! / Alex Haley."
First printing of Morrison's masterpiece, based on the true story of Margaret Garner, a fugitive slave who killed her daughter upon capture in order to prevent her from experiencing the horrors of slavery.
First edition, first printing of this Black romance from the Starlight series led by the influential Black editor Veronica Mixon — written by editor Vivian Stephens's sister and one of the founding board members of the RWA.