African-American Folktales for Young Readers

African-American Folktales for Young Readers

by Richard Young, Judy Dockrey Young
     
 

This collection illuminates the unbroken chain of the black oral tradition which is alive in America. The Youngs, who are storytellers and teachers, have assembled an anthology that bears out both the richness and variety of a cultural heritage that has crossed the Atlantic, survived the ignominy of slavery, and triumphed over the ignorance of racism and bigotry.

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This collection illuminates the unbroken chain of the black oral tradition which is alive in America. The Youngs, who are storytellers and teachers, have assembled an anthology that bears out both the richness and variety of a cultural heritage that has crossed the Atlantic, survived the ignominy of slavery, and triumphed over the ignorance of racism and bigotry. In his introduction, Dr. Rex Ellis underscores the multicultural opportunity this collection offers: They are stories that continue to ....

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780874833096
Publisher:
August House Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
02/28/2006
Series:
American Storytelling Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
759,233
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.34(h) x 0.51(d)
Lexile:
850L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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