Brown Gold: Milestones of African American Children's Picture Books, 1845-2002

Synopsis

This is the first comprehensive look at African-American picture books from the mid-nineteenth century to today. Using critical approaches that have emerged out of African-American studies, post-modern theory, and children's literature studies, Michelle Martin examines how the genre evolved from its roots in minstrelsy to the contemporary multicultural moment, showing how picture books have grown from instructional texts to celebrations of race and ethnicity.