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Christmas gif'; an anthology of Christmas poems, songs, and stories, written by and about Negroes. Compiled by Charlemae Rollins. Line drawings by Tom O'Sullivan. Book design by Stan Williamson.

Author/Creator:
Rollins, Charlemae Hill compiler.
Other Title:
Christmas gift
Publication:
Chicago, Follett Publishing Company. [1963]
Format/Description:
Book
119, [9] pages, illustrations 25 cm.
Subjects:
Christmas -- Literary collections.
American literature -- African American authors
African Americans -- Literary collections.
Christmas poetry, American.
Place of Publication:
United States Illinois Chicago.
Contents:
The institution of Christmas gift / Harnett T. Kane
Nativity / Aquah Laluah
Memories of Christmas / Langston Hughes
How come Christmas / Roark Bradford
A plantation Christmas / Julia Peterkin
Christmas gift / Zora Neale Hurston
The legend of the Black Madonna / Margaret T. Applegarth
Goat comes to the Christmas party / Eva Knox Evans
New relations and duties / Frederick Douglass
Anxious days and sleepless nights / Booker T. Washington
Christmas is a-comin' / Paul Laurence Dunbar
Speakin' o' Christmas / Paul Laurence Dunbar
Christmas Carol / Paul Laurence Dunbar
A little Christmas basket / Paul Laurence Dunbar
Through the holly wreath / Effie Lee Newsome
The Magi call him king (A Christmas Song) / Effie Lee Newsome
Kid stuff / Frank Horne
On a pallet of straw / Langston Hughes
Carol of the brown king / Langston Hughes
The peppermint candy march / Effie Lee Newsome
Shepherd's song at Christmas / Langston Hughes
The Christmas story / Langston Hughes
On a Christmas night / Langston Hughes
An anonymous verse (from a Puerto Rican Christmas card) / translated by Langston Hughes
Every man heart lay down / Lorenz Graham
The stable / Gabriela Mistral translated by Langston Hughes
Indian Christmas / Gabriela Mistral translated by Langston Hughes
Go tell it on the mountain / Negro spiritual
Wasn't that a mighty day / Negro spiritual
The Virgin Mary had a baby boy / Negro spiritual
What you gonna name that pretty little baby? / Negro spiritual
Rise up, Shepherd and follow / Negro spiritual
God's Christmas tree / Eve Lynn
Black Madonna / Albert Rice
Under the mistletoe / Countee Cullen
Otto / Gwendolyn Brooks
Christmas Recipes from the "Big House" and the Cabin.
Notes:
Includes indexes.
Local notes:
Kislak Center Banks Collection copy presented to the Penn Libraries in 2018 by Joanna Banks.
Banks Collection copy: dustjacket retained.
Banks Collection copy is "Tenth Printing" and in subtitle substitutes "written by and about Black People" for "written by and about Negro People".
Banks Collection copy has piece of red and gold paper laid in.
Penn Provenance:
Banks, Joanna (donor) (Banks Collection copy)
Penn Chronology:
1963
Contributor:
O'Sullivan, Tom, illustrator.
Joanna Banks Collection of African American Books (University of Pennsylvania)
ISBN:
0695811908 trade binding
OCLC:
306089
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