Read-Aloud African-American Stories (Hardcover)

40 Selections from the World's Best-Loved Stories for Parent and Child to Share

By Susan Kantor (Editor)

Black Dog & Leventhal, 9781579129224, 232pp.

Publication Date: September 25, 2012

List Price: 14.95*
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A collection of legends and lore that's perfect for sharing during Black History Month or any time of the year: Read-Aloud African-American Stories brings together 40 best-loved selections, designed to be read aloud in ten minutes, including well-known stories like The Fairy Frog, songs, poems and brief biographies of heroes and leaders.

Sharing the gentle, humorous, and memorable lessons from folktales, tall tales, myths, and songs will enchant your youngest listener. Emphasizing diversity and the rich variety of source material, Read-Aloud African-American Stories contains true tales and tall tales, distinctly American folk histories and classic African folk stories, as well as short biographies of luminaries, excerpts from the journals of emancipated slaves, and reinterpretations of Bible stories. Richly illustrated and designed to be shared, Read-Aloud African-American Stories is an ideal companion at bedtime, quiet time or anytime while helping children become life-long readers.