Black Books Galore! : guide to great African American children's books / Donna Rand, Toni Trent Parker, and Sheila Foster ; [foreword by James P. Comer].

Rand, Donna, author.
Other Title:
Guide to great African American children's books
New York : Wiley, 1998. , ©1998
xii, 243 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
African Americans -- Juvenile literature -- Bibliography.
American literature -- African American authors -- Bibliography.
African Americans in literature -- Bibliography.
Children's literature, American -- Bibliography.
Children -- Books and reading -- United States.
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; and Listings of award winners and Reading Rainbow Books.
How to use this guide
Books for babies and preschoolers
Books for early readers
Books for middle readers
Books for young adults
Appendix A: Books for parents and families
Appendix B: Book awards: Coretta Scott King Awards
Newbery Awards
Caldecott Awards
Reading Rainbow Selections
Index of titles
Index of authors
Index of illustrators
Index of topics.
"Copyright ©1998 by Donna Rand, Toni Trent Parker, and Sheila Foster"--verso of title page.
"Design and production by Navta Associates, Inc."--verso of title page.
Includes indexes.
Penn Provenance:
Banks, Joanna (donor) (stamp) (Banks Collection copy)
Penn Chronology:
Parker, Toni Trent, author.
Foster, Sheila, author.
Black Books Galore! (Firm)
John Wiley & Sons, publisher.
Navta Associates, book designer.
Joanna Banks Collection of African American Books (University of Pennsylvania)
Joanna Banks Collection of African American Children's Books (University of Pennsylvania)
United States New York (State) New York (City)
0471193534 (acid-free paper)
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