In the last ten years, the number of books published for and about African American children's books has grown exponentially. Where once there was famine, now there is an absolute feast. With so many books to chose from, parents and children are looking for help in finding the most positive, best written, and most acclaimed titles available. This beautifully illustrated book fills the information gap, annotating 500 children's books and featuring easy-to-use indexes by title, subject and illustrator.
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"The Black Books Galore! Guide is an outstanding resource. As a pediatrician, I am often faced with questions about the availability of age and content appropriate books for African American children. The vast number of books identified by the authors prove that many suitable ones are available."
Dr. Roselyn Epps, Professor Emerita of Pediatrics, Howard University
"This handsome volume offers a wonderful overview of literature with black children in its focus...nicely mixing the best of the past with today's finest."
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"This is a great resource that fills a tremendous need. It should be on parents' shelves at home as well in every school."
"I have four kids, so I'm always looking for good books to read to them. This guide is an enormous help in selecting books."
"This book is like a map to the enchanted world of African American children's literature. It's a must have for every educator and parent!"
Invaluable for parents, teachers and librarians, this easy-to-use, illustrated reference guide, published by John Wiley & Sons, features:
More Great African American Children's Books
These are exciting times for African American children's literature. Never before have there been so many titles available. Now two of the founders of Black Books Galore! share their expert advice on how to find and choose the best African American children's books in two new, fully annotated, guides that open the door to a wonderful world of reading for boys and girls. Discover hundreds of young Black heroes and heroines of every age in all categories, including board books, story and picture books, fiction, nonfiction, poetry, history, biography, fables.
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