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Black Authors and Illustrators of Books for Children and Young Adults: A Biographical Dictionary
     

Black Authors and Illustrators of Books for Children and Young Adults: A Biographical Dictionary

by Barbara Thrash Murphy, Barbara Rollock, Barbara Thrash Murphy
 
The long-awaited third edition of a classicThe new Third Edition of this renowned reference work illuminates African American contributions to the genre of books for children and young adults with the biographies of 121 new 247 authors and artists. The book presents a rich source of biographical data on each individual, covering birthplace, education, their

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The long-awaited third edition of a classicThe new Third Edition of this renowned reference work illuminates African American contributions to the genre of books for children and young adults with the biographies of 121 new 247 authors and artists. The book presents a rich source of biographical data on each individual, covering birthplace, education, their approach to art or literature, career development, awards and honors received, families, and current place of residence. Over 120 photographs of the subjects bring the biographies to life, and 46 covers of important children's books are reproduced in black and white. The new edition includes 121 new biographies.

These special features make it easy to find a wealth of informationThe entries cite publication dates of the subject's books, and many of the narratives are preceded by a personal statement which can serve as an inspirational source to the reader. An extensive title index lists over 1,250 books by black authors and illustrators, and the book features a handy list of publishers, bookstores, and distributors arranged by state, making it easy for readers to locate books of interest. A listing of annual awards presented to African American authors and illustrators by the Caldecott, Newbery, and Boston Globe-Horn Book award committees and a complete, up-to-date listing of the Coretta Scott King award and honor recognitions enhance the usefulness of this book for parents, librarians, educators, and young readers.

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Presents biographies of 274 authors and artists, including 121 not included in the 1992 edition, published as Black Authors and Illustrators of Children's Books. The articles include birthplace, education, approach to art or literature, career development, awards and honors received, and of course a bibliography. Appendices reproduce book covers, list awards and honor books, and list bookstores and distributors by state. Distributed in the US by Taylor and Francis. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780815320043
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/28/1998
Series:
Garland Reference Library of Social Science Series , #1028
Edition description:
Subsequent
Pages:
538
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.40(d)

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