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Raising Black children who love reading and writing : a guide from birth through grade six
Paul, Dierdre Glenn, 1964-
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Publication Information:
Westport, Conn. : Bergin & Garvey, 2000.
Physical Description:
xvii, 168 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Reading Level:
1250 Lexile.
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LC2778.L34 P28 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Paul provides specific tools that parents can work with to make their children lifelong lovers of reading and writing. As a former teacher in the public school system, Paul is well acquainted with it, and provides parents with insights that will assist them in establishing an educational partnership with their children's teachers.

This guide is geared specifically to Black children from the perspective of an educator and parent. It provides a historical framework that gives a firm foundation upon which to build an understanding of literacy as potentially emancipatory and empowering. This guide includes an annotated bibliography featuring exemplary children's and adolescent literature.

Author Notes

Dierdre Glenn Paul is Associate Professor, Reading and Educational Media, Montclair State University, NJ.

Table of Contents

Catherine Dorsey-Gaines
Forewordp. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xv
Chapter 1 Introductionp. 1
Chapter 2 Black Child/U.S. School Systemp. 9
Chapter 3 Comprehending Language and Culturep. 17
Chapter 4 Infants, Toddlers, and Emergent Literacyp. 25
Chapter 5 The Preschool Reader and Writerp. 37
Chapter 6 Selecting a Schoolp. 47
Chapter 7 Early Elementary School Readers and Writersp. 55
Chapter 8 The Older Child and Literacy Developmentp. 71
Chapter 9 Of Special Concern--Reading Disabilityp. 87
Appendix A Suggested Booksp. 95
Appendix B Selection Process for List of Suggested Booksp. 137
Appendix C Stereotypes Worksheetp. 139
Appendix D Ten Quick Ways to Analyze Children's Books for Sexism and Racismp. 145
Appendix E Coretta Scott King Award Winners and Honor Booksp. 151
Bibliographyp. 161
Indexp. 165