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  • Bishop, Rudine Sims.
     
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    Free within ourselves : the development of African American children's literature / Rudine Sims Bishop.
    by Bishop, Rudine Sims.
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    Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2007.
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  • American literature -- African American authors -- History and criticism.
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  • Children's literature, American -- History and criticism.
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  • African Americans in literature.
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  • African American children.
  • ISBN: 
    9780325071350 (alk. paper)
    0325071357 (alk. paper)
    9780313340932 (alk. paper)
    0313340935 (alk. paper)
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    xvi, 295 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 27 cm.
    Contents: 
    Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1. Before 1900 : sowing the seeds of African American children's literature -- 2. For the children of the sun : African American children's literature begins to bloom -- 3. Breaking new ground : Arna Bontemps and some of his contemporaries -- 4. "Give them back their own souls" : change and the need for change -- 5. African American poetry for children : soft Black songs -- 6. African American picture books take shape : authenticating the worlds of Black children -- 7. African American picture books expand : celebrating the past, reflecting the present -- 8. African American illustrators of children's books : nine pacesetters -- 9. Newer African American illustrators : expanding possibilities, maintaining traditions -- 10. African American children's fiction : illuminating the life of the people -- 11. African American contemporary realistic fiction : focus on teens and preteens -- 12. African American historical fiction : telling a people's story -- some concluding thoughts -- References -- Index.
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