African American Literature Set - MTO
No collection of American fiction or nonfiction is complete without the works of the Black authors who, through brilliant writing and incisive social commentary, challenged – and changed – the way we view our country’s established traditions. We've curated a set that showcases important highlights of 19th and 20th-century African American literature, including hardcover editions from Library of America, Modern Library, and Everyman's Library.
The custom jackets we designed for the set feature a reproduction of "The Library," a painting by Jacob Lawrence thought to depict the 135th Street Library in Harlem (now the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture). The artwork captures the essence of the Black literary tradition and serves as a fitting tribute to the authors whose works we've included in this set.
All books in the set are hardcover editions published by Library of America, Modern Library, and Everyman's Library.
- Novels & Stories by Zora Neale Hurston
- Later Works by Richard Wright
- Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison
- Collected Autobiographies by Maya Angelou
- Collected Essays by James Baldwin
- Autobiographies by Frederick Douglass
- Writings by W.E.B. DuBois
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- Full Custom services that can be engaged to modify or expand this set's book list or develop a new jacket design. Click here!
Please expect a 4 week lead time for your made-to-order Juniper Custom book set. Each jacket is comparable to an art print, featuring original designs on high-quality tear-resistant paper with a matte laminate finish for durability and beauty..
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Frequently Asked Questions
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Yes, we can design jackets using photographs and artwork you provide (so long as it is not copyrighted by others).
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