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Brown Gold is a compelling historical past and research of African-American kid's picturebooks from the mid-nineteenth century to the current. on the flip of the 19th century, sturdy kid's books approximately black existence have been tough to discover ― if, certainly, younger black readers and their mom and dad may perhaps even achieve access into the bookstores and libraries. yet this day, within the "Golden Age" of African-American kid's picturebooks, you'll discover a wealth of titles starting from Happy to be Nappy to Black is Brown is Tan. during this publication, Michelle Martin explores how the style has developed from complicated early works corresponding to Epaminondas that have been rooted in minstrelsy and stereotype, throughout the civil rights flow, and onward to modern celebrations of blackness. She demonstrates the cultural value of up to date favorites via prepared historic research ― scrutinizing the sturdiness and proliferation of the Coontown sequence and Ten Little Niggers books, for instance ― that makes transparent how few picturebooks existed during which black young ones might see themselves and their humans absolutely represented even up till the Sixties. Martin additionally explores how kid's authors and illustrators have addressed significant matters in black lifestyles and background together with racism, the civil rights circulate, black feminism, significant ancient figures, faith, and slavery. Brown Gold provides new intensity to the reader's knowing of African-American literature and tradition, and illuminates how the around, dynamic characters in those kid's novels, novellas, and picturebooks can placed a face at the prior, a face with which many modern readers can identify.

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