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Brown Gold: Milestones of African American Children's Picture Books, 1845-2002

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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 o ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published September 27th 2012 by Routledge (first published February 19th 2004)
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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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