In Praise Of Our Fathers and Our Mothers
Edited By Wade Hudson & Cheryl Willis Hudson
Forty nine distinguished writers, artists and photographers contributed to this important anthology. A wonderful tribute to the enduring spirit of the black family and community, this is a book the entire family can enjoy reading together. Contributors include Newbery, Caldecott, Pulitzer, Coretta Scott King and other award-winning writers and visual artists --Gwendolyn Brooks, Ashley Bryan, Virginia Hamilton, Patricia and Fredrick McKissack, Leo and Diane Dillon, Floyd Cooper, Nikki Grimes, Tom Feelings, Haki Madhubuti, Javaka Steptoe, Walter Dean Myers and a host of others.
Reading Level: Ages 10 and up Paperback: 144 Pages Out of Stock
A wonderful collection of stories, actually reminiscences, told by well-known writers and illustrators. Some 40 people share their memories of their families and how they were influenced by them. The writers include Virginia Hamilton, Joyce Carol Thomas, Angela Johnson, and Walter Dean Myers. There is an interview with the children of the late John Steptoe, conducted by Pat Cummings. Artists include Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe, Tom Feelings, and James Ransome. With poems and essays, this unique offering has something for everyone who values family and who values or wants to understand the African-American experience. A visual and literary treasure that will enhance library collections.School Library Journal
In this fine anthology of poetry, essays, interviews, memoirs, paintings, and photographs, nearly 50 well-known African American writers and artists draw on their family memories. The tone is upbeat but neither sentimental nor nostalgic. Mildred Pitts Walter tells a heartbreaking story about her mother's strength in harsh times. Nikki Grimes remembers how her father's violin music helped her transcend the mean, noisy streets, and her memoir is illustrated with a tender painting by E. B. Lewis. Walter Dean Myers writes about how he discovered that his foster father couldn't read. There are interviews with Virginia Hamilton, Brian Pinkney, and others, and handsome original art by some of our leading illustrators, including Ashley Bryan, Floyd Cooper, and Diane and Leo Dillon. The design is clear and spacious, and the large-size volume will lend itself to sharing across generations at home, in the library, and at school. This collection may encourage young people to draw on their own family stories.Book List
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