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African-American Folktales for Young Readers: Including Favorite Stories from African and African-American Storytellers (American Storytelling)

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A collection of folktales from the African-American oral tradition, presented as they have been told by professional black storytellers from Rhode Island to Oklahoma.

Synopsis:

This collection illuminates the unbroken chain of the black oral tradition which is alive in America. The Youngs, who are storytellers and teachers, have assembled an anthology that bears out both the richness and variety of a cultural heritage that has crossed the Atlantic, survived the ignominy of slavery, and triumphed over the ignorance of racism and bigotry. In his introduction, Dr. Rex Ellis underscores the multicultural opportunity this collection offers: They are stories that continue to ....

Product Details

ISBN:
9780874833096
Editor:
Young, Richard
Editor:
Young, Judy Dockrey
Editor:
Young, Richard
Editor:
Young, Judy Dockrey
Author:
Young, Richard
Publisher:
August House Publishers
Location:
Little Rock :
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Afro-americans
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Single Title
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Literature - Classics / Contemporary
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Anthologies
Subject:
Folklore
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Black American
Subject:
Tales, american
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology - Folklore
Subject:
Tales
Subject:
Storytelling
Subject:
Afro-american folk-lore
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Storytelling -- Collections.
Subject:
Children s-General
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
American Storytelling (Paperback)
Series Volume:
3
Publication Date:
20060231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
8.82x5.79x.92 in. .62 lbs.
Age Level:
08-12

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Product details 176 pages August House Publishers - English 9780874833096 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This collection illuminates the unbroken chain of the black oral tradition which is alive in America. The Youngs, who are storytellers and teachers, have assembled an anthology that bears out both the richness and variety of a cultural heritage that has crossed the Atlantic, survived the ignominy of slavery, and triumphed over the ignorance of racism and bigotry. In his introduction, Dr. Rex Ellis underscores the multicultural opportunity this collection offers: They are stories that continue to ....
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