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The Brave Little African Girl

Author : Thabitha Mathabatha
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Fofo, a brave, little African girl, lives with her brothers and her strict aunt in the jungle. Fofo is tired of following her brothers around, and one day she decides to venture off by herself to swim in the natural pool at the foot of the mountain. As Fofo enjoys the refreshing spring water, she doesn’t realize she’s in danger. And then, on the bank, she hears the cry of an animal. She saves a baby lion being born, names him Angel, and carries the cub home. However, Fofo must give up the animal so it can be returned to the wild. That makes her sad and depressed. Her schoolwork suffers, and her grades drop. But her teachers help her get her spark back. This picture book for children delivers that message that it takes a village to raise a child. Through the love of Fofo’s family and friends, and especially her teachers, she’s able to find joy in her life again.

Egypt Land

Author : Scott Trafton
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Egypt Land is the first comprehensive analysis of the connections between constructions of race and representations of ancient Egypt in nineteenth-century America. Scott Trafton argues that the American mania for Egypt was directly related to anxieties over race and race-based slavery. He shows how the fascination with ancient Egypt among both black and white Americans was manifest in a range of often contradictory ways. Both groups likened the power of the United States to that of the ancient Egyptian empire, yet both also identified with ancient Egypt’s victims. As the land which represented the origins of races and nations, the power and folly of empires, despots holding people in bondage, and the exodus of the saved from the land of slavery, ancient Egypt was a uniquely useful trope for representing America’s own conflicts and anxious aspirations. Drawing on literary and cultural studies, art and architectural history, political history, religious history, and the histories of archaeology and ethnology, Trafton illuminates anxieties related to race in different manifestations of nineteenth-century American Egyptomania, including the development of American Egyptology, the rise of racialized science, the narrative and literary tradition of the imperialist adventure tale, the cultural politics of the architectural Egyptian Revival, and the dynamics of African American Ethiopianism. He demonstrates how debates over what the United States was and what it could become returned again and again to ancient Egypt. From visions of Cleopatra to the tales of Edgar Allan Poe, from the works of Pauline Hopkins to the construction of the Washington Monument, from the measuring of slaves’ skulls to the singing of slave spirituals—claims about and representations of ancient Egypt served as linchpins for discussions about nineteenth-century American racial and national identity.

Poppy the Story of a South African Girl

Author : Cynthia Stockley
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Reproduction of the original: Poppy the Story of a South African Girl by Cynthia Stockley

The Indomitable Spirit of Edmonia Lewis

Author : Harry Henderson
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Of special interest to African-American and American-Indian studies, as well as art, women's, and American history, the narrative opens an abundance of previously unrecognized sources, reinterprets important relationships, names missing works, and corrects the identification of an important portrait. Students of the nineteenth century will find it a cool counterpoint to the bitter rage of Civil War and Reconstruction. Readers familiar with her legendary icons of race may be surprised by her many portraits and her untold moves to Paris and London.

The Black Calhouns

Author : Gail Lumet Buckley
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In The Black Calhouns, Gail Lumet Buckley—daughter of actress Lena Horne—delves deep into her family history, detailing the experiences of an extraordinary African-American family from Civil War to Civil Rights. Beginning with her great-great grandfather Moses Calhoun, a house slave who used the rare advantage of his education to become a successful businessman in post-war Atlanta, Buckley follows her family’s two branches: one that stayed in the South, and the other that settled in Brooklyn. Through the lens of her relatives’ momentous lives, Buckley examines major events throughout American history. From Atlanta during Reconstruction and the rise of Jim Crow, to New York City during the Harlem Renaissance, and then from World War II to the Civil Rights Movement, this ambitious, brilliant family witnessed and participated in the most crucial events of the 19th and 20th centuries. Combining personal and national history, The Black Calhouns is a unique and vibrant portrait of six generations during dynamic times of struggle and triumph.

Mississippi Sissy

Author : Kevin Sessums
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Mississippi Sissy is the stunning memoir from Kevin Sessums, a celebrity journalist who grew up scaring other children, hiding terrible secrets, pretending to be Arlene Frances and running wild in the South. As he grew up in Forest, Mississippi, befriended by the family maid, Mattie May, he became a young man who turned the word "sissy" on its head, just as his mother taught him. In Jackson, he is befriended by Eudora Welty and journalist Frank Hains, but when Hains is brutally murdered in his antebellum mansion, Kevin's long road north towards celebrity begins. In his memoir, Kevin Sessums brings to life the pungent American south of the 1960s and the world of the strange little boy who grew there. "Kevin Sessums is some sort of cockeyed national treasure.” —Michael Cunningham

No Shadow of Turning

Author : Dr. Joyce D. Hightower
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No Shadow of Turning is the story of Marshall Anderson, a black American whose life was turned upside down at the age of five, when his parents were killed by a drunk driver. He was then raised by his Christian grandparents in Southern California during the 1960s and 70s. Marshall struggles to make sense of his situation until he realizes that his life has a God-determined purpose, and he embarks on the road to let this become a reality. Marshall leads us on a rich, multicultural adventure that begins in Californias quiet orange groves of Riverside, goes through the sometimes challenging streets of Los Angeles, the very risky interior of Sudan and Uganda, to the busy city streets of Nairobi and the rural area of Meru and Mombasa in Kenya. His path is by no means smooth as he maneuvers through racism, hidden agendas, unsettling self-discovery, life-threatening travel adventures, culture shock, the death of a loved one, and the challenges of friendship, family, and love. All along, he learns to views his life path through the lens of Gods faithfulness.

Brave Black Women

Author : Ruthe Winegarten
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Brave black women have played important roles in American history. Before the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863, black women bore the bonds of slavery with courage and strength. Since Emancipation, black women have supported schools, churches, and civic organizations, entered many professions, and helped to build strong communities. This book dramatizes their impressive story and celebrates their achievements. Writing especially for students in grades four through eight, Ruthe Winegarten and Sharon Kahn trace the history of black women from slavery until today. Their story includes many heroines, from Emily Morgan, "the Yellow Rose of Texas," to pioneer aviator Bessie Coleman, astronaut Mae Jemison, opera singer Barbara Conrad, actresses Phylicia Rashad and Debbie Allen, and Congresswoman Barbara Jordan, whose life story forms the final chapter. In addition to these famous black women, the book also profiles teachers, businesswomen, civil rights leaders, community activists, doctors, nurses, athletes, musicians, artists, and political leaders. Adapted from the award-winning Black Texas Women: 150 Years of Trial and Triumph, it will be fascinating reading for children and their parents and grandparents, teachers, and librarians.

The Christian Advocate

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How a Little Girl Went to Africa

Author : Leona Mildred Bicknell
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The Children s Magazine and Missionary Repository

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An African Tale of the Enchanted Toy

Author : Joseph Pollakoff
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An African Fairy tale the enchanted toy is a magical story with breathtaking illustrations created by a recognized illustrator who painted for Maya Angelou as well as other profound celebrities. The story is as beautiful as the illustrations. It is a great book for both boys and girls. The story takes place in Ancient Africa amongst luscious jungles, beautiful elegant palaces, small villages as well as describing everyday life, ancient African Customs and words. It is about a brave little blind boy who meets a deaf girl in ancient Africa who together beat the odds of loneliness, slavery, poverty, hardship, and the jealousy of a Princess, by their wit, a beautiful magical toy. You will experience fabulous parties, fatting huts, African Royalty, everyday people, as well as other aspects of ancient African life. You will fall in love with the characters, the plot and the illustrations.

British Rule in South Africa

Author : William Clifford Holden
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Harper s Round Table

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Wesleyan Methodist Magazine

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40 Years in the African Bush

Author : Josphine Christiana Bulifant
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The Soul of an African Padre

Author : Godfrey Callaway
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ABBWA Journal

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RIF s Guide to Book Selection

Author : Reading Is Fundamental, Inc
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An African Girl

Author : Beatrice W. Welsh
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