Books on American Literature
Featured in Oprah’s Favorite Things 2015 – her list of the best gifts to give and receive, our makes a stunning addition to any library. This set showcases important works of the 19th and 20th century African American literary tradition. From Frederick Douglass’ Autobiographies to Maya Angelou’s I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, these works of fiction and nonfiction reflect some of America’s most brilliant writing and incisive social commentary. The set is presented in custom jackets featuring a reproduction of “The Library, ” a painting by African American artist Jacob Lawrence. The work is thought to depict the 135th Street Library in Harlem (now the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture) where Lawrence studied as a teenager.
As an optional addition, we offer a personalized book band for our . Our book bands are made of the same durable paper used to create our jackets, and are easy to take on and off (with Velcro fasteners on the ends of the band which attach to each other). Personalized bands elevate a beautiful set into a one-of-a-kind gift or a truly unique addition to your library.
Includes 7 books with multiple works in each volume. The books are:
- The Collected Essays by James Baldwin
- Autobiographies by Frederick Douglass
- by Richard Wright.
“The Library” by Jacob Lawrence is used under license with The Jacob and Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence Foundation, Seattle/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.