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Brown Gold: Milestones of African-American Children's Picture Books, 1845-2002 (Children's Literature and Culture)

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Brown Gold is a compelling history and analysis of African-American children's picturebooks from the mid-nineteenth century to the present. At the turn of the nineteenth century, good children's books about black life were hard to find if, indeed, young black readers and their parents could even gain entry into the bookstores and libraries. But today, in the "Golden Age" ...more
Hardcover, 229 pages
Published February 19th 2004 by Routledge
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Martin's work provides a thorough examination of African American children's literature, from well-known classics like _The Snowy Day_ and _Shades of Black: A Celebration of Our Children_ to more obscure picture books like _Hazel_ and _The Sweet and Sour Animal Book_, while also discussing the pedagogical value of discussing these books at different educational levels.

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