Cornrows

Cornrows

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by Camille Yarbrough, Carole Byard
     
 

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Explains how the hairstyle of cornrows, a symbol of Africa since ancient times, can today in this country symbolize the courage of outstanding Afro-Americans. See more details below

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Explains how the hairstyle of cornrows, a symbol of Africa since ancient times, can today in this country symbolize the courage of outstanding Afro-Americans.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"A jubilant celebration of black culture . . . with absolutely marvelous drawings." —Publishers Weekly

"It's a happy, sad story full of  pride and great people in our history." --Ebony Junior

"As the children sit to have their hair braided, they hear the regal history of cornrowing. Gammaw and Mama describe it as ancient and symbolic." —Booklist

"Camille Yarbrough captures the warmth of family affection and the pride of our rich heritage in a story that's superbly illustrated by Carole Byard." —Essence

"Camille Yarbrough is a poet, griot and storyteller who has crafted a special, rhythmic and moving story for you and yours. . . . The illustrations by Carole Byard dignify and give all due respect to the story." —Council on Interracial Books for Children

A Coretta Scott King Award Winner for Illustration
A Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780780768741
Publisher:
Perfection Learning Corporation
Publication date:
01/28/2010
Sales rank:
1,382,280
Product dimensions:
9.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher
"A jubilant celebration of black culture . . . with absolutely marvelous drawings." —Publishers Weekly

"It's a happy, sad story full of  pride and great people in our history." --Ebony Junior

"As the children sit to have their hair braided, they hear the regal history of cornrowing. Gammaw and Mama describe it as ancient and symbolic." —Booklist

"Camille Yarbrough captures the warmth of family affection and the pride of our rich heritage in a story that's superbly illustrated by Carole Byard." —Essence

"Camille Yarbrough is a poet, griot and storyteller who has crafted a special, rhythmic and moving story for you and yours. . . . The illustrations by Carole Byard dignify and give all due respect to the story." —Council on Interracial Books for Children

A Coretta Scott King Award Winner for Illustration
A Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies

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