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ERIC Number: ED099440
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
The Black Experience in Children's Books. [Revised Edition.]
Rollock, Barbara, Comp.
The Black Experience in Children's Books, 1974, includes books suitable for children of all ages and some books intended for adults to share with children. Since 1971, publication of books on the black experience has covered a wide range of subjects reflecting the social, political and economic contributions blacks are making in this country and in the developing nations of Africa. These gains are being more widely recorded in the printed media. Even more significant has been the addition of a rich collection of easy books, picture books, and stories for the general reading pleasure of all children. Many of the titles provide a medium of understanding of black culture for the white child to whom these books may be introduced. The criteria of language, illustration, theme, and quality of writing which were applicable in the earlier bibliographies have been observed. Within the three year period of this revision it will be noted, however, that where "black English" is used by new black writers to describe the essence of "blackness" in their books, these also have been included. Varied points of view from the conservative to the militant are to be found even in books for children. An attempt has been made in selecting the books for this bibliography to present the wide range of thought and experience in the black community as it exists everywhere. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: African Culture, Annotated Bibliographies, Black Achievement, Black Community, Black Culture, Black Education, Black History, Black Influences, Black Leadership, Black Literature, Black Organizations, Black Studies, Black Youth, Books, Childrens Literature
Countee Cullen Branch, New York Public Library, 104 West 136 Street, New York, New York (Free-of-charge; Mail orders, $2.50)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York Public Library, NY.
Note: For 1971 edition, see ED 091 066