African-American Folktales

Paperback | February 17, 2006

byRichard Young, Judy Dockrey Young

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This collection of African-American folktales highlights the unbroken chain of a rich oral tradition. The stories share the richness and variety of a cultural heritage that has crossed the Atlantic, survived slavery, and triumphed over the ignorance of racism and bigotry.

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A collection of folktales from the African-American oral tradition, presented as they have been told by professional black storytellers from Rhode Island to Oklahoma

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This collection of African-American folktales highlights the unbroken chain of a rich oral tradition. The stories share the richness and variety of a cultural heritage that has crossed the Atlantic, survived slavery, and triumphed over the ignorance of racism and bigotry.

Judy Dockrey Young Bio:Judy was born in Muskogee, Oklahoma, June 25, 1949, to a family that settled Oklahoma before statehood. The Dockreys are of Irish-American Indian extraction, and Judy's mother is a German-Scot-Irish, which gave Judy a varied heritage in a pioneering family. She attended two-room Star School in the Verdigris Riv...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 8.34 × 5.3 × 0.51 inPublished:February 17, 2006Publisher:August House

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0874833094

ISBN - 13:9780874833096

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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A collection of folktales from the African-American oral tradition, presented as they have been told by professional black storytellers from Rhode Island to Oklahoma

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Well-sourced and well-told, the 30-plus tales in this lively collection are welcome indeed.