Jim Shirley. Near Fine in Very Good jacket. First edition in hardcover with dust jacket. 154 pp. Eight monotype plates. Based on a true story of a young black boy in Nova Scotia. Canada Council stamp on front endpaper otherwise Fine. Jacket has two spots on foredge, some small tears and crease to the bottom of the rear panel. Near Fine/Very Good.
Illustrated by Jim Shirley. Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket. 0887761283. Stiff clean unmarked book in black cloth; in dust jacket with light shelfwear; 8 paintings by Shirley. Novel based on child's refusal to read in class "Little Black Sambo", wherupon he is expelled and sent to a retarded school.; 154 pages.
Black cloth. Fine copy. Jacket has some rippling to front panel, VG otherwise. 8 colour plate. "A ROOM FULL OF BALLOONS is based on a true incident that Fred Ward heard of in his exploration of the black experience in Nova S cotia: a black boy is expelled from shcool for refusing to read LITTLE BLACK SAMBO aloud in class. He is sent to a school for retarded children, and whe he continues his defiance-this time for refusing to knit-he is locked in the school closet e ach day." Author and illustrator are African-American immigrants to Nova Scotia, Canada.
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