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ERIC Number: EJ825784
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jan
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-0360-9170
Profiles and Perspectives: Surveying the Hopescape
Bishop, Rudine Sims
Language Arts, v86 n3 p212-217 Jan 2009
This article features the acceptance speech given by the author at the NCTE Elementary Section Get-Together on November 15, 2007, where she received the 2007 Outstanding Educator in the English Language Arts Award. In this speech, the author shares some of the observations she has made about the African American children's literature published in the 25 years since her first book "Shadow and Substance: Afro-American Experience in Contemporary Children's Fiction" (1982), and then points out why she thinks African American children's literature matters to everyone. Included is a selected list of African American children's literature, divided into five categories: (1) Honoring the Elders; (2) Encouraging Children to Love Themselves; (3) On Black Girls' Hair; (4) Remembering the Past; and (5) On Being Enslaved.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A