By Katharine Capshaw Smith

"This readable and informative account... increases concerns in regards to the political and social reason of all children’s literature. Essential." ―Choice

During the recent Negro Renaissance, African American children’s literature grew to become a vital medium wherein a disparate neighborhood cast bonds of cultural, fiscal, and aesthetic team spirit. utilising interdisciplinary severe recommendations, together with social, academic, and publishing historical past, canon-formation conception, and huge archival study, Children’s Literature of the Harlem Renaissance analyzes adolescence as a website of rising black cultural nationalism. It explores the period’s full of life alternate concerning the nature and id of black youth and uncovers the networks of African americans who labored jointly to transmit black historical past and tradition to a brand new generation.

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