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Black Books Galore's Guide to Great African American Children's Books

Black Books Galore's Guide to Great African American Children's Books

Donna Rand, Toni Trent Parker, Sheila Foster

ISBN: 978-0-471-19353-1

Sep 1998

256 pages

Select type: Paperback

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"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

These are exciting times for African American children's literature. Never before have there been so many titles available. Now the three mothers who founded Black Books Galore! --the nation's leading organizer of festivals of African American children's books --share their expert advice on how to find and choose the best. This fully annotated guide opens the door to a wonderful world of reading for the children in your life. Here are the most positive, the best-written, and the most acclaimed books in every category, including board books, story and picture books, fiction, nonfiction, poetry, history, biography, fables, and more.

Invaluable for parents, teachers, and librarians, this easy-to-use, illustrated reference guide features:
* Quick, lively descriptions of 500 books, plus 200 additional recommendations
* Helpful guidelines for encouraging young readers
* Easy-to-find listings organized by age level and indexed by title, topic, author, and illustrator
* Portraits of selected authors and illustrators
* Listings of award winners and Reading Rainbow Books.
Read Aloud Books (Babies to Preschoolers).

Books for Primary Readers (Kindergarten -
Third Grade).

Books for Secondary Readers (Fourth Grade -
Sixth Grade).

Books for Middle School Readers (Seventh Grade -
Ninth Grade).



"BLACK BOOKS GALORE! is distinct from similar efforts that selections are 'children's' books, as opposed to works of Black literature that youth should be encouraged to read."--Emerge, October 1998