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.
By Patricia C. McKissack, illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon
Signed first printing of this beautifully-illustrated story of a kidnapped African child, sold into slavery while his father wonders what became of him; with the help of the elements, his father learns his fate.
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.
Signed first printing of this magical realism tale of "the horrors of slavery and the hope and strength that manage to overcome its grip" (jacket) – with rich watercolor illustrations by Jerry Pinkney.
By Robert D. San Souci, illustrated by Brian Pinkney
Signed first printing of this Caldecott and Coretta Scott King Honor-winning adaptation of a West Indian folktale full of "romance, intrigue, and incomparable courage" (jacket), with rich illustrations by Brian Pinkney.