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Published by:
Harper & Brothers, American, 1817 - 1962  Search this
Written by:
Gwendolyn Brooks, American, 1917 - 2000  Search this
paper, ink, cardboard, plastic
H x W x D: 7 9/16 × 5 3/8 × 5/8 in. (19.2 × 13.7 × 1.6 cm)
hardcover books
Place printed:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
A first edition hardcover copy of Annie Allen by Gwendolyn Brooks, with printed dust jacket; it is 60 pages in length. The book details different aspects of Annie's (a young African American girl) interior and exterior life as she matures into womanhood. The dust jacket is a dark russet shade with a large salmon-colored central rectangle on the front cover. Within the rectangle are eight lines of white and russet text of varying sizes [Annie /Allen / POEMS BY / Gwendolyn Brooks / Author of A STREET IN BRONZEVILLE / "She is mature in her craft . . . She is / distinctive as an artist." / -Rackham Holt]. Along the bottom in the center of the russet border is additional text in white [HARPER & BROTHERS]. On the back of the dust jacket is an illustration of the author. The author is seen in profile with her proper left side facing the viewer; she is depicted from the neck up.
African American  Search this
Children  Search this
Literature  Search this
Poetry  Search this
Women  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
Restrictions & Rights:
© 1949, 1977 Gwendolyn Brooks Blakely
Permission required for use. Proper usage is the responsibility of the user.
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NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 050
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture