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Black Books Galore!: Guide to More Great African American Children's Books

Black Books Galore!: Guide to More Great African American Children's Books

Donna Rand, Toni Trent Parker

ISBN: 978-0-471-37525-8 July 2001 256 Pages


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Kudos for Black Books Galore! Guide to Great African American Children s Books

""Offers a wonderful overview of literature with black children in its focus."" Jim Trelease, author, The Read-Aloud Handbook

""The perfect tool for parents and educators alike."" Black Enterprise magazine

""This is a great resource that fills a tremendous need. It should be on parents shelves at home as well as in every school."" Alvin F. Poussaint, M.D., Harvard Medical School

Black Books Galore! the nation s leading organizer of African American children s book festivals enriches the world of reading for kids of every age. Find out what s new, acclaimed, and empowering in this up-to-the-minute guide.

Black Books Galore! Guide to More Great African American Children s Books includes the latest reviews along with other exciting new materials. This easy-to-use, illustrated reference guide features the best-written, most positive books starring African Americans, including:
* Quick and lively descriptions of over 400 titles, plus 200 additional recommendations
* A calendar of great books to match the holidays and seasons
* Age-specific guidelines for encouraging your young readers from babies to sixth graders
* Comprehensive indexes by title, topic, author, and illustrator
* Profiles and reflections of selected authors and illustrators
* Listings of award winners and Reading Rainbow Books
Foreword by Evelyn K. Moore.



How Good Books Help Children Grow by James P. Comer, M.D.

How to Use This Guide.

""The Season for Reading"" Calendar.

Books for Babies and Preschoolers.

Books for Early Readers: Grades K-3.

Books for Middle Readers: Grades 4-8.

Appendix A: Books for Parents and Families.

Appendix B: Book Awards.

The Coretta Scott King Awards.

The Newbery Awards.

The Caldecott Awards.

Reading Rainbow Selections.

Appendix C: Reading Interest Web Sites.

Index of Titles.

Index of Authors.

Index of Illustrators.

Index of Topics.