Philadelphia: John C. Winston, 1941. MacKnight, Ninon. First Edition. Hard Cover. 4to. Complete with dust jacket. Sound binding with intact hinges. Clean pages. Light wear to cover. Slight spine slant. Price-clipped dust jacket is edge-worn, heaviest at top of spine; closed tear on front cover. Child's name on front free endpaper and flyleaf. Very Good / Good +. Item #008065
Classic, sweet story of three poor depression-era black girls who want parasols to match their fancy, ruffled, go-to-town dresses. The book is neither racist nor derogatory, however it incorporates then current rural African-American dialect, culture, and superstitions that might offend some today. Beautifully illustrated.