Black Families Online: Directory of Online Resources for Black Parents

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You want to find an Afrocentric video or a Black history game for your child but no store in your area offers them. You are considering home schooling your child, but would like to first discuss it with Black families that are already home schooling. You want to take your family to see the "Black rodeo," but do not have a tour schedule. You are about to have a baby and would like to send out Afrocentric birth ...
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Overview

You want to find an Afrocentric video or a Black history game for your child but no store in your area offers them. You are considering home schooling your child, but would like to first discuss it with Black families that are already home schooling. You want to take your family to see the "Black rodeo," but do not have a tour schedule. You are about to have a baby and would like to send out Afrocentric birth announcements, but cannot find any.

Help is here! With the click of a mouse, products, services and information aimed at Black families are immediately accessible! Black Families Online takes you on a journey through Cyberspace, directing you to hundreds of online resources for Black parents, kids, educators, and anyone seeking multiculturalism. Black Families Online shows you how easy it is to get things done without leaving the house:

  • Research your family history
  • Decorate your baby's room with Afrocentric bedding and accessories
  • Learn how to braid your daughter's hair
  • Find Afrocentric educational tools
  • Learn Black history
  • Find college scholarships
  • Meet moms and dads like you: SAHMs, families with biracial children, home schooling families, and more
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While searching for web resources to include on her web site (CelebratingChildren.com), first-time author Montgomery came up with the idea for this directory of online resources for African American parents. Chosen because they feature "information, products or services targeted to black families," the 279 annotated web sites are listed under 20 categories such as "Bath and Beauty," "Books," "College and Scholarships," "Gifts," and "Parenting." Almost all of them were current and accessible at the time of review. Unfortunately, the bulk of the directory is made up of Afrocentric product vendors. While those listings are helpful, the overwhelming focus on them means that the author fails to meet her stated goal and misses some obvious categories, e.g., government, sports, and science. Montgomery also copies phrases from the web sites for her own descriptions without setting them off in quotes, and she omits membership information. Since most parenting books provide lists of web resources, this directory should be bought only in very large African American communities.-Maryse Breton, Davis Branch Lib., CA Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780595282937
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/8/2003
  • Pages: 193
  • Product dimensions: 6.22 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.52 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2003

    What an OUTSTANDING book!

    Stacey Montgomery has done a phenomenal job compiling about 375 web sites -- designed for the Black family -- into one resource. Her book is truly a 'one-stop' shopping for information that is divided into 20 categories. There's something for everyone in this book. For the regular Internet user such as myself -- who stays on the lookout for unique educational products for my family -- Montgomery's book is hard to put down. However, for those persons who surf the Internet very little or not at all, 'Black Families Online' is still a powerful resource to have nearby because of its good-to-know information. Thanks to this book, I have already begun compiling a list of my own of places to shop on the web for Christmas items and such. In 'Black Families Online' I've come across web sites that I never knew existed that offer products that I never knew existed........a Multiplication Hip Hop CD and puzzles and interesting games that teach Black history, just to name a few. In addition to providing an annotated list of web sites, Montgomery has added some nice additional touches, too. Quotes throughout the book from web site owners and parents answering the question, 'Why go online?' or stating 'Why my business is online' are also fun to read. This book is a masterpiece. Montgomery should be proud of what obviously took a lot of time and effort. Many thanks to her for a resource that has truly enriched my life. When not in my hands, this book is sure to stay close to my computer. I know I'll be using it often!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2003

    Excellent resource

    This book contains many resources that I never found anywhere else. I have found a bunch of sites that I am going to look up. I am particularly excited about the educational resources and the health and development sections.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 11, 2003

    Simply Put...The Best Resource Guide for Black Parents Surfing the Net!

    When I first received my copy of Black Families Online: Directory of Online Resources for Black Parents, I was literally speechless. There is so much information contained within this book that any parent will be going through it for weeks and then using it time and time again as a valuable resource. So often, as Black consumers or as parents looking online for information relevant to our families, we end up searching and searching ad nauseam for basic things such as quality multicultural educational tools or Afrocentric gifts. With this book, everything is now at our fingertips and I couldn't be more thrilled. I highly recommend this book for all Black families who utilize the Internet either sporadically or several times a day. You won't be disappointed and I guarantee that you'll run into some great Black websites along the way.

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