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Hoop Roots

By: Wideman, John Edgar

Price: $40.00  $36.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin: 2001

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7265

ISBN: 0395857317

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by John Edgar Wideman on the title page with the inscription "For Edmund." "Hoop Roots" is John Edgar Wideman's memoir of discovering the game that has been his singular passion for nearly fifty years. It is equally, inevitably, the story of the roots of black basketball in America - a story inextricable from race, culture, love, and home. View more info

American Histories: Stories

By: Wideman, John Edgar

Price: $85.00  $76.50

Publisher: New York, New York, Scribner: 2018

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8619

ISBN: 1501178342

Condition: Fine


This copy of "American Histories" has been SIGNED by John Edgar Wideman on the title page! In this singular collection, John Edgar Wideman blends the personal, historical, and political to invent complex, charged stories about love, death, struggle, and what we owe each other. An extended meditation on family, history, and loss, "American Histories" weaves together historical fact, philosophical wisdom, and deeply personal vignettes. More than the sum of... View more info

Sent for You Yesterday/Damballah/Hiding Place

By: Wideman, John Edgar

Price: $400.00  $360.00

Publisher: London, UK/New York, NY, Allison & Busby: 1984

Edition: First Editions/First Printings

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8660

ISBN: 0850315883

Condition: Fine


This collection of the First Hardcover Editions of the "Homewood Trilogy" have all been SIGNED by John Edgar Wideman on their title pages! First released in the US as paperback originals. A later combination of the "Homewood Trilogy" books in 1984 included a preface written by Wideman where he states - "that the books be read in the sequence arranged here is a suggestion, not an order.The simple fact is I wrote three books simultaneously." These... View more info

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My Soul Has Grown Deep: Classics of Early African-American Literature

By: Wideman, John Edgar [Editor]

Price: $40.00  $36.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Running Press: 2001

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 4661

Condition: Fine


Award-winning author and scholar John Edgar Wideman offers his collection of the finest early African-American writing. With extensive, self-contained entries, the collection is diverse enough to represent the full range of black literary output, yet focused enough for the reader to learn about the early period of this literary tradition in detail. A massive volume encompassing some 1,270 page. View more info

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Blackness and Modernism: The Literary Career of John Edgar Wideman

By: Wideman, John Edgar [Subject] : By James W. Coleman

Price: $125.00  $112.50

Publisher: Jackson, Mississippi, Univ Press of Mississippi: 1989

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: SIGNED By Subject

Seller ID: 6495

ISBN: 0878053913

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by John Edgar Wideman on the title page! Diring his career as a writer-intellectual, John Edgar Wideman in his personal life has overcome feelings of alienation from the black community and had reoriented himself as a participant in black culture. Coleman identifies three main stages in Wideman's career: the early books; the Homewood trilogy; and the recent books. Included in this work is Coleman's interview with Wideman, conducted in 1988. View more info

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Autobiography of a Family Photo

By: Woodson, Jacqueline

Price: $40.00  $36.00

Publisher: NY, Dutton: 1995

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 3796

ISBN: 0525937218

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Jacqueline Woodson on the title page! ARC/Uncorrected Proof. The author's debut - a coming-to-conciousness, coming-of-age story of a young girl, told with passion and poetry, honesty and clear vision. The author was named a a Granta Regional Finalist on the basis of this work. Publishers Weekly called it "Brilliant, moving, semi-surreal-and daring." View more info

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Between Madison and Palmetto

By: Woodson, Jacqueline

Price: $65.00  $58.50

Publisher: NY, Delacorte Press: 1993

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 3797

ISBN: 0385309066

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Jacqueline Woodson on the title page! This third book in the trilogy about Maizon and Margaret, which began with "Last Summer with Maizon" and "Maizon at Blue Hill", concludes a wonderfully rich and far-reaching story of two remarkable girls, their friendship, their families, and their community. View more info

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The House You Pass on the Way

By: Woodson, Jacqueline

Price: $30.00  $27.00

Publisher: NY, Delacorte Press: 1997

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 3799

ISBN: 0385321899

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED on the title page by Jacqueline Woodson! Advanced Reading Copy (ARC). This haunting, beautifully written novel won the Coretta Scott King Award and gracefully explores complex questions: about family, longing and love; about sexuality; and about the history and legacy of racism, all within the story of one singular girl. View more info

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Last Summer with Maizon

By: Woodson, Jacqueline

Price: $50.00  $45.00

Publisher: NY, Putnam: 2002

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 3801

ISBN: 0399237550

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Jacqueline Woodson on the title page! This is a copy of the Advance, Uncorrected Proof of Putnam's Edition of the first book of the author's celebrated trilogy that was first published by Delacorte Press in 1990. Eleven-year-old Margaret tries to accept the inevitable changes that come one summer when her father dies and her best friend Maizon goes away to a private boarding school. View more info

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Autobiography of a Family Photo

By: Woodson, Jacqueline

Price: $45.00  $40.50

Publisher: NY, Dutton: 1995

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 6269

ISBN: 0525937218

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Jacqueline Woodson on the title page! The author's debut - a coming-to-conciousness, coming-of-age story of a young girl, told with passion and poetry, honesty and clear vision. The author was named a a Granta Regional Finalist on the basis of this work. Publishers Weekly called it "Brilliant, moving, semi-surreal-and daring." View more info

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Another Brooklyn

By: Woodson, Jacqueline

Price: $85.00  $76.50

Publisher: New York, New York, Amistad/Harper Collins: 2016

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8071

ISBN: 0062359983

Condition: Fine


This copy of "Another Brooklyn" has been SIGNED by Jacqueline Woodson on the title page! Just announced as a Finalist for the National Book Award in Fiction. The author's first book for adults in twenty years. "Another Brooklyn" heartbreakingly illuminates the formative period when a child meets adulthood - when precious innocence meets the all-too-real perils of growing up. In prose exquisite and lyrical, sensuous and tender, Woodson breathes life into ... View more info

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A Way Out of No Way: Writings About Growing Up Black in America

By: Woodson, Jacqueline [Edited By]

Price: $45.00  $40.50

Publisher: NY, Henry Holt: 1996

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 3800

ISBN: 0805045708

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Jacqueline Woodson (who edited this collection) on the title page! When she was growing up in Brooklyn, New York, Jacqueline Woodson had a favorite room where she would spend hours reading great books by African American authors. These books gave her stories to study, and to learn from, and to be inspired by. In "A Way Out of No Way" she has created her own new room to shelter young readers, and filled it with African American storie... View more info