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Table of Contents Acknowledgements Introduction i Chapter 1 "Hey, Who's the Kid with the Green Umbrella?" 1 a Re-evaluation of Little Black Sambo and the Black-a-moor Chapter 2 From Ten Little Niggers to Afro-Bets: Images of 22 Blackness in Picture Books for Young Readers, 1870s to 2000s Chapter 3 The Influence of the Black Arts Movement on African 83 American Children's Picture Books Chapter 4 Pushing the Boundaries: The Coretta Scott King 98 Award Picture Books Chapter 5 From Margin to Center: African American Artistic 127 Legacies Shaping the Genre Chapter 6 Historical America through the Eyes of the Black Child 165 Chapter 7 "Just Build Me a Cabin the Corner of Glory Land": Depictions 190 of Heaven in African American Children's Picture Books Chapter 8 "Ain't I Fine?": Black Modes of Discourse in Contemporary 208 African American Children's Picture Books Chapter 9 "Why Are We Reading This Stuff?": A Pedagogy of Teaching 228 African American Children's Picture Books Notes 255 Bibliography 282 Index 301
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: American literature African American authors History and criticism, American literature African American authors Bibliography, Children's literature, American History and criticism, Children's literature, American Bibliography, Picture books for children United States Bibliography, Picture books for children United States, African Americans in literature, African Americans in art