Let My People Go

Author: Patricia C. McKissack
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1481418998
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"Come join me as I take you back to Charleston, South Carolina, to my father's forge in the early 1800's. Sit with me on the woodpile as he tells a tale of faith, hope, or love." In this extraordinary collection, Charlotte Jefferies and her father Price, a former slave, introduce us to twelve best loved Bible tales, from Genesis to Daniel, and reveal their significance in the lives of African Americans--and indeed of all oppressed peoples. When Charlotte wants to understand the cruel injustices of her time, she turns to her father. Does the powerful slaveholder, Mr. Sam Riley, who seems to own all that surrounds them, also own the sun and moon? she wonders. Price's answer is to tell the story of Creation. How can God allow an evil like slavery to exist? she asks. Price responds by telling the story of the Hebrews' Exodus -- and shows Charlotte that someday their people, too, will be free. With exquisite clarity, Patricia and Fredrick McKissack and James Ransome -- a Newbery Honor winner and all Coretta Scott King Award winners -- brilliantly illuminate the parallels between the stories of the Jews and African-American history. Let My People Go is a triumphant celebration of both the human spirit and the enduring power of story as a source of strength. Our hope is that this book will be like a lighthouse that can guide young readers through good times and bad....The ideas that these ancient stories hold are not for one people, at one time, in one place. They are for all of us, for all times, everywhere. --from the Authors' Note to Let My People Go

Let My People Go

Author: Pat McKissack
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0689808569
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The daughter of a free black man who worked as a blacksmith in Charleston, South Carolina, in the early 1800s recalls the stories from the Bible that her father shared with her, relating them to the experiences of African Americans.

Black Authors And Illustrators Of Books For Children And Young Adults

Author: Barbara Thrash Murphy
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135873550
Size: 42.98 MB
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Black Authors and Illustrators of Books for Children and Young Adults is a biographical dictionary that provides comprehensive coverage of all major authors and illustrators – past and present. As the only reference volume of its kind available, this book is a valuable research tool that provides quick access for anyone studying black children’s literature – whether one is a student, a librarian charged with maintaining a children’s literature collection, or a scholar of children’s literature. The Fourth Edition of this renowned reference work illuminates African American contributions to children’s literature and books for young adults. The new edition contains updated and new information for existing author/illustrator entries, the addition of approximately 50 new profiles, and a new section listing online resources of interest to the authors and readers of black children’s literature.

Junior High School Library Catalog

Author: Anne Price
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780824208806
Size: 22.34 MB
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A selective list of 4,520 fiction and nonfiction books recommended by an advisory committee of librarians for young people in grades five through nine, with annotations or excerpts from published reviews for most. The books were all published in the US or published in Canada or Britain and distributed in the US. A very few out-of-print are cited that the committee insists no well-rounded collection could lack. The four sections include separate catalogues of nonfiction, fiction, and story collections; an author, title, subject, and analytical index; a select list of recommended CD-ROMS; and a directory of publishers and distributors. The first edition appeared in 1965 as the Junior High School Library Catalog. The high price includes annual supplements from 2001 through 2004. Annotation copyrighted by Book News Inc., Portland, OR

The World Book Encyclopedia

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An encyclopedia designed especially to meet the needs of elementary, junior high, and senior high school students.

Black Books Galore

Author: Donna Rand
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 9780471375265
Size: 55.70 MB
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Provides descriptions of over three hundred books suitable for girls at various ages and reading levels, all of which contain positive images of African American girls.