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ISBN-10: 147800004X
ISBN-13: 9781478000044
Publisher: Duke University Press
Publish Date: 08/24/2018
Dimensions: 9.90" L, 7.50" W, 0.60" H

Little Man, Little Man: A Story of Childhood

Editor: Nicholas Boggs
Editor: Jennifer DeVere Brody
Illustrator: Yoran Cazac

Hardcover

Price: $22.95

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Overview

Four-year-old TJ spends his days on his lively Harlem block playing with his best friends WT and Blinky and running errands for neighbors. As he comes of age as a “Little Man” with big dreams, TJ faces a world of grown-up adventures and realities. Baldwin’s only children’s book, Little Man, Little Man celebrates and explores the challenges and joys of black childhood.

Now available for the first time in forty years, this new edition of Little Man, Little Man–which retains the charming original illustrations by French artist Yoran Cazac–includes a foreword by Baldwin’s nephew Tejan “TJ” Karefa-Smart and an afterword by his niece Aisha Karefa-Smart, with an introduction by two Baldwin scholars. In it we not only see life in 1970s Harlem from a black child’s perspective, but we also gain a fuller appreciation of the genius of one of America’s greatest writers.

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"You're getting everything through Baldwin's keen insights and distinctive voice. And it really is a beautiful read. The descriptions alone are worth the price of admission.... I think that maybe this is the book that kids need today.... [T]he book has aged amazingly well.... A new classic. Looks like the world finally caught up with it at last."–Elizabeth Bird "School Library Journal" (5/21/2018 12:00:00 AM)
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Details

ISBN-10: 147800004X
ISBN-13: 9781478000044
Publisher: Duke University Press
Publish Date: 08/24/2018
Dimensions: 9.90" L, 7.50" W, 0.60" H
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