Synopses & Reviews
A Treasury of Hundreds of Books that Help Boys Grow and Flourish
"Imagesstrong, proud and happy, brave, and now also humorous . . . what a joy it is to see black faces of all shades in our childrens books."Doug E. Doug, Actor, The Bill Cosby Show
"As a child . . . I wish there had been more books that reflected my world and my interests."Earl G. Graves, Chairman, Publisher, and CEO, Black Enterprise magazine
How do you know which books are the best for boys at every age? Now, two of the mothers who founded the esteemed Black Books Galore!the nations leading organizer of African American childrens book festivalsand the authors of the highly acclaimed Black Books Galore! Guide to Great African American Childrens Books, share their expert advice. Let BBG! help you open the door to a wonderful world of reading for the boys in your life.
Invaluable for parents, teachers, and librarians, this easy-to-use, delightfully illustrated reference guide features:
- Quick, lively descriptions of over 350 books
- Hundreds of young black heroes and positive role models
- Reflections from kids, famous authors, illustrators, and public figures about their favorite childhood books
- Easy-to-find listings organized by age level and indexed by title, topic, author, and illustrator
- Recommended reading for parents of boys
"This is a great resource that fills a tremendous need. It should be on parents shelves at home as well as in every school."Alvin F. Poussaint, M.D., Harvard Medical School, on Black Books Galore! Guide to Great African American Childrens Books
About the Author
BLACK BOOKS GALORE!, winner of Parenting magazines Parenting Leaders Award and an NAACP Image Award finalist, is the nations leader in organizing book fairs and festivals of African American childrens books.
DONNA RAND has held a variety of marketing and managing positions for companies such as Xerox and MCI.
TONI TRENT PARKER is President of Black Books Galore! She is active in a variety of civic organizations, including Jack and Jill of America, Inc., and the LINKS.
Table of Contents
How to Use This Guide.
Books for Babies and Preschoolers.
Books for Early Readers.
Books for Middle Readers.
Appendix: Books for Parents of Boys.
Index of Titles.
Index of Authors.
Index of Illustrators.
Index of Topics.