The first book of Africa

by Langston Hughes

Publisher: Franklin Watts in New York

Written in English
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Statementby Langston Hughes
Series[The first books] -- 22
ContributionsSmythe, Mabel M. (Mabel Murphy), donor, Juvenile Collection (Library of Congress)
LC ClassificationsDT30 .H8, J960 H
The Physical Object
Pagination82 p. :
Number of Pages82
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24873673M
LC Control Number59005253

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