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Children's Literature of the Harlem Renaissance
Children's Literature of the Harlem Renaissance | Katharine Capshaw Smith
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An essential work demonstrating the importance of children's literature to the writers of the Harlem Renaissance
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I forgot to put up another post about the Brownies' Book! Here are some illustrations and photographs featured in the magazine during its 24 month run. The anthology is broken up into 6 main sections (including a complete reproduction of the April 1921 issue).

@Lcsmcat @JazzFeathers @Tertubotn @Jess_Read_This @Cinfhen

Lcsmcat This is amazing ! Thanks for sharing !, 2y
Cinfhen Very cool! Thanks for posting 🙂 2y
Jess_Read_This Omigosh! This is so interesting and neat to see! Thank you for tagging me so I wouldn't miss seeing this! 2y
diovival @Lcsmcat @Cinfhen @Jess_Read_This I'm glad I could share this with you guys! My parents were concerned about the images I was exposed to growing up. It was really important to them that I see people who looked like me in the stories I read and the dolls I played with. I can only imagine what having access to this magazine may have meant to Black families in 1920s America. 2y
Jess_Read_This @diovival ❤️❤️❤️ especially in the 1920's! This makes these magazine so so much more important and meaningful! 2y
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#junetunz Day30: #americankids
My book is not on Litsy. ?
This is an anthology of selections from The Brownies' Book. A 1920s monthly magazine created for "the Children of the Sun." Stories, poetry, biographies, artwork and photography featuring Black Americans by Black Americans and made especially for children.
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Lcsmcat How cool is that! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
JazzFeathers Wow!!! 😍 2y
diovival @Lcsmcat @JazzFeathers This is one of those books I will never give up. I am away from home at the moment. I'll take some pictures of the inside and post so you can see when I get back. 2y
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Jess_Read_This This is so gorgeous! 2y
Tertubotn That is beautiful! I look forward to seeing more of it. Thank you for posting! 🙂 2y
Cinfhen Agreed! Book sounds amazing 😊😍 2y
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