ERIC Number: ED108743
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Children's Books on Africa and Their Authors: An Annotated Bibliography.
Schmidt, Nancy J.
This annotated bibliography of children's books about Africa cites more than 800 entries written in English and published in the United States, Africa, and Europe. The books (designed for children in early elementary school through young adulthood) are evaluated in terms of the validity of the perspective of Africa which they present. Both illustrations and contents of the books are appraised for the amount and accuracy of information on Africa, and their contribution to an understanding of African culture and history for young readers. The bibliography is arranged by author. A significant portion consists of information on the authors' backgrounds, principal occupations, and qualifications. Some comparisons between various books related to the same subjects are made. Geography, name, series, subject, title and tribal indexes are provided. (ED)
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, African Literature, Analytical Criticism, Annotated Bibliographies, Authors, Books, Childrens Literature, Elementary Secondary Education, Folk Culture, Illustrations, Indexes, Literature Reviews, Poetry, Textual Criticism
Africana Publishing Company, 101 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York 10003 ($15.00)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
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Identifiers - Location: Africa