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The Annotated African American Folktales (Annotated Books) (Hardcover)
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Hallelujah! Let's begin 2018 with a landmark volume by two luminaries in their fields.
Collections of African American folktales have been available, specifically for children, for the last thirty years. For the first time, they are collected and annotated by authorities in both African American culture and world folklore for the popular adult audience.The Gates/Tatar collection begins with four classifications of African tales followed by fifteen groupings of African American tales. An elucidating essay introduces each section with additional essays explicating specific aspects of individual tales. The volume is illustrated throughout but ends with images of tale telling sites and illustrations from Paul Laurence Dunbar poems and Uncle Remus tales.This is a beautifully formatted volume, a must purchase for libraries and highly recommended for families as well.
Winner of the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work (Fiction)
A Holiday Gift Guide Selection by the San Francisco Chronicle and Minneapolis Star Tribune
Recipient of an Anne Izard Storytellers' Choice Award
These nearly 150 African American folktales animate our past and reclaim a lost cultural legacy to redefine American literature.