September 2015 archive

Tidbit Histories – African-American Children’s Literature: The Early Period.

In the first half of the twentieth century, literature and illustration for African-American children was frequently the work of white writers and illustrators. Some showed a sensitivity and respect for African-American culture. A good example is Lynd Ward’s dramatic figures for Hildegarde Swift’s moving biographical sketches in NORTH STAR SHINING. Some, however, would promote stereotypes …

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