Black Authors and Illustrators of Books for Children and Young Adults: A Biographical Dictionary
The Third Edition of this renowned reference work illuminates African American contributions to the genre of books for children and young adults with the biographies of 274 authors and artists - including 121 new biographies not included in previous editions. The book presents the user with a rich source of accessible, in-depth biographical data on each individual author or artist, including birthplace, education, their approach to art or literature, career development, and awards and honors received. Over 160 photographs of the subjects bring the biographies to life, and 46 covers of important children's books are reproduced. Also included is a comprehensive index of books, an index of authors and illustrators, and useful listings of publishers, distributors, and bookstores arranged by state.
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