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Call and Response by Henry Louis Gates Jr.
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Oct 01, 2011

it was amazing
Read from October 01 to December 08, 2011

I'm typically not a really big fan of anthologies by Dr. Gates, but I must admit that this introduction to key debates was fantastic! Full of interesting texts from the very first writings of Blacks in America to analyses of popular culture and current Black politicians. This is by far one of the best African American literature books I've ever picked up and I think it is a must have in the collection of any African American literature/studies scholar.
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10/01/2011 page 173
10/15/2011 page 461
41.0% "Slowly but surely, I'll finish this text."
10/23/2011 page 723
64.0% "I've really enjoyed the key debates here."
11/14/2011 page 1034
91.0% "I'm loving these debates!"
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message 1: by Babydoll (new)

Babydoll Hey Shanae, I really liked your review. I hadn't seen this book until reading your post, and it sounds interesting. I will pick up a copy. :)

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Koraan Kenner is this a suitable textbook for middle school kids?

Shanae Koraan wrote: "is this a suitable textbook for middle school kids?"

Wow! I don't know, Koraan. I'm not a teacher, but I think it is a tough textbook. I'm not too sure if all the debates are acceptable for middle schoolers.

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Koraan Kenner ok, thanks for the reply. one of my friends is teaching middle school social studies, science and history and i've been looking to gift this to someone. i know she'll find it interesting, but thought that maybe some of the debates could be targeted as subject matter for end of semester/year classroom projects. based on your review, i'll still purchase it, though....for myself...!

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