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III. Children's Books

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The Creation
James Weldon Johnson
This illustrated edition of Johnson's 1919 poem, which won the 1995 Coretta Scott King Award, brings the story of Creation down to earth and into the grasp of young children. Alternating with the poetry are richly expressive double-page spreads and attractive border elements that feature animal ...

 

Noah
Patricia Lee Gauch
PreSchool-Grade 3-Gauch retells the familiar narrative simply and directly. The cadence is good and the vocabulary is simple, for the most part; yet there are satisfying lists of animal names to roll off the tongue. What sets this version apart from others, however, are the marvelous illustrations. Green gives his paintings an African ambiance. Noah is black, and members of his family range in hue from ebony to various shades of brown to yellow.

 

Children Of Color Storybook Bible My Very Own Children Of Color Storybook Bible
Victor Hogan
Combining rich art work with the Contemporary English Version of the Bible, The Children of Color Storybook Bible shows African-American children that they are an important part of God's Word and His plan for the world.

 

Climbing Jacob's Ladder: Heroes of the Bible in African-American Spirituals
John Langstaff
Kindergarten-Grade 6-- Nine Biblical heroes--Noah, Abraham, Jacob, Moses, Joshua, David, Ezekiel, Daniel, Jonah--are featured in a slim, bright volume. A few lines of text introduce each, only hinting at their full stories, or the meaning of their heroism, or of God's actions regarding them. (This brevity can mislead: a statement that Moses was one of the ``. . . greatest leaders of the ancient world'' only makes sense in a Hebrew-centered context.

 

Let My People Go : Bible Stories Told by a Freeman of Color
Pat McKissack
In this stunning achievement, the renowned husband-and-wife team sets 12 Old Testament stories in the context of early 19th-century South Carolina, illustrated with Ransome's glorious paintings. As the McKissacks state in their introduction, "The stories are timeless treasures, universally read and honored, but no group embraced the Hebrew heroes of old more than African Americans during slavery times."

 

Holy Bible: Illustrated Especially for Children of Color: New International Version
World Bible Publishing
Excellent for Young pre school through grade 3 age. Easy to understand and the color in the pictures is great.

 


cover         Nappy Hair (Dragonfly Books)   by Carolivia Herron, et al (Paperback - December 1998)

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cover         It's All Good Hair: The Guide to Styling...  

by Michele N-K Collison (Paperback - March 2002)

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cover         Pretty Brown Face: Family Celebration...  

by Andrea Davis Pinkney (Author), Brian Pinkney (Illustrator) (Hardcover - April 1997)
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Well loved story w/mirror

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cover         Watch Me Dance: Family Celebration Board...  

by Andrea Davis Pinkney (Author), Brian Pinkney (Illustrator) (Hardcover - September 1997)
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Vibrant and colorful

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cover         Afro-Bets ABC Book  

by Cheryl Willis Hudson (Paperback - March 2000)
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Cute cartoon alphabet

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cover         Counting to Tar Beach (Tar Beach Board...  

by Faith Ringgold (Hardcover - December 1999)
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Learning to count with Faith Ringgold's classic for kids.

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cover         My Daddy and I (Black Butterfly Board...

by Eloise Greenfield, Jan Spivey Gilchrist (Illustrator) (Hardcover - August 1991)
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Daddy's girl

 

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cover         Colors Come from God Just Like Me   by Forche Carolyn A., et al (Hardcover - March 1996)

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cover         Bright Eyes, Brown Skin (A Feeling Good...  

by Cheryl Willis Hudson, et al (Paperback)

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cover         Shake Shake Shake: Family Celebration...  

by Vera B. Williams, Vera B. William (Board book - September 1997)

by Andrea Davis Pinkney (Author), Brian Pinkney (Illustrator) (Hardcover - September 1997)
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Really good

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coverI Smell Honey: Family Celebration Board...  

by Andrea Davis Pinkney (Author), Brian Pinkney (Illustrator) (Hardcover - April 1997)
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Another in the series

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cover         I Love My Hair!  
 

by Natasha Anastasia Tarpley, E. B. Lewis (Illustrator) (Paperback - September 2001)
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Enjoying fixing hair.

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cover         Cassie's Colorful Day (Tar Beach Board...  

by Faith Ringgold (Hardcover - December 1999)
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Faith Ringgold's classic for kids