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Brooks, Gwendolyn (1917-2000) A Street in Bronzeville, First Edition.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1945.
Stated first edition, octavo, in the publisher's black cloth binding stamped in orange and gilt and original unclipped dust jacket, some losses to spine panel of jacket, slight surface abrasions to same, 7 1/2 x 4 1/2 in.
Brooks was the first African American to receive a Pulitzer Prize, which she won for poetry in 1950. Born in Topeka, Kansas, Brooks's family moved to Chicago just six weeks after her birth. She published her first poem at the age of thirteen. By the time she was sixteen, she had published seventy-five.