The Black BC's

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The Black BC's

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Clifton, Lucille. Illustrated by Don Miller. NY: E.P. Dutton, (1970). 8vo. First edition. Red cloth stamped in black.

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Lucille Clifton was a writer, educator and poet who was a two-time nominee for the Pulitzer Prize in poetry. She contributed the text to numerous children's books including The Black BC's (E.P. Dutton, 1970), an alphabet book focusing on African-American history. The late 1960's and early 1970's saw an upturn in books published by and for a Black audience and this volume, illustrated in black and white by Don Miller, presents a simple rhyme for each letter of the alphabet followed by a brief text that investigates a facet of Black life in America (K is for King, M is for Middle Passage, O is for Organize, U is for Underground, and so on). A first edition in VG+ condition (slightly musty with a previous owner's name on the title page) in a VG+ dust jacket (with mild external wear and a light school stamp on the inside back flap).