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Black Books Galore! Guide to Great African American Children's Books about Girls

Black Books Galore! Guide to Great African American Children's Books about Girls

Black Books Galore!, Donna Rand, Toni Trent Parker

ISBN: 978-0-471-43719-2 May 2001 224 Pages

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Description

A Treasury of Hundreds of Books That Help Girls Grow and Flourish

"When raising my own children, I made sure they were surrounded by images that reflected them."-Iyanla Vanzant, bestselling author

"As a child, I loved to read....I see many books available now that I would also have loved."-Marian Wright Edelman, President, Children's Defense Fund

How do you know which books are the best for girls at every age? Now, two of the mothers who founded the esteemed Black Books Galore!-the nation's leading organizer of African American children's book festivals-and the authors of the highly acclaimed Black Books Galore! Guide to Great African American Children's Books, share their expert advice. Let BBG! help you open the door to a wonderful world of reading for the girls in your life.

Invaluable for parents, teachers, and librarians, this easy-to-use, delightfully illustrated reference guide features:
* Quick, lively descriptions of over 350 books
* Hundreds of young black heroines and positive role models
* Reflections from kids, famous authors, illustrators, and public figures about their favorite childhood books
* Easy-to-find listings organized by age level and indexed by title, topic, author, and illustrator
* Recommended reading for parents of girls


"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, on Black Books Galore! Guide to Great African American Children's Books
Acknowledgments.

Introduction.

How to Use This Guide.

Books for Babies and Preschoolers.

Books for Early Readers.

Books for Middle Readers.

Appendix: Books for Parents of Girls.

Index of Titles.

Index of Authors.

Index of Illustrators.

Index of Topics.

Black Books Galore! offers a Guide to Great African American Children's Books About Girls and a Guide to Great African American Children's Books About Boys, both by Donna Rand and Toni Trent Parker. Beginning with introductions that include quotes about the importance of reading from the likes of Oprah Winfrey, Marian Wright Edelman and Ed Bradley, the volumes then break into a list of recommended titles, divded by age group, with liberal illustrations of the titles' covers. Occasional spreads feature certain authors or illustrators, such as Pat Cummins, Karen English and Frederick L. McKissack (in Girls); and Tom Feelings, Eloise Greenfield and Julius Lester (in Boys). A sprinkling of title endorsements from readers themsleves is also included. A helpful index of titles by topic concludes these thoughtful volumes. —Publishers Weekly