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The African American Child

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The African American Child by Yvette R. Harris, PhD,James A. Graham, PhD Book Resume:

"This book argues convincingly that children's cultural differences need to be recognized for any accurate understanding of their development. Pointing out the need for additional and more effectively designed research, Harris and Graham provide a valuable foundation for further investigations. This nonpolemic book should be in all libraries, filling an unfortunate gap. Highly recommended."--Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries This major new textbook introduces students to issues that have an impact on the lives of African American children but have typically been ignored (or inadequately discussed) in mainstream child development textbooks. The authors hope to familiarize students with a sampling of research that moves beyond a deficit view of the development of the African American child while stimulating critical thinking about future directions for research on African American children and their families. The book is designed to be student friendly--with each chapter presenting an overview of the material covered as well as an "Insider's Voice" (which offers a personal story or viewpoint about the issues discussed in the chapter). Each chapter goes on to feature a dialogue of current biological, environmental, constructivist, and cultural-contextual theories) as well as suggestions for additional reading, videos, websites, and questions to guide critical thinking.

African American Children

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African American Children by Shirley A. Hill Book Resume:

In the context of growing diversity, Shirley A. Hill examines the work parents do in raising their children. Based on interviews and survey data, African American Children includes blacks of various social classes as well as a comparative sample of whites. It covers major areas of child socialization: teaching values, discipline strategies, gender socialization, racial socialization, extended families -- showing how both race and class make a difference, and emphasizing patterns that challenge existing research that views black families as a monolithic group.

Saving the African American Child

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Saving the African American Child by N.A Book Resume:

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Language and the African American Child

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Language and the African American Child by Lisa J. Green Book Resume:

How do children acquire African American English? How do they develop the specific language patterns of their communities? Drawing on spontaneous speech samples and data from structured elicitation tasks, this book explains the developmental trends in the children's language. It examines topics such as the development of tense/aspect marking, negation and question formation, and addresses the link between intonational patterns and meaning. Lisa Green shows the impact that community input has on children's development of variation in the production of certain constructions such as possessive -s, third person singular verbal -s, and forms of copula and auxiliary be. She discusses the implications that the linguistic description has for practical applications, such as developing instructional materials for children in the early stages of their education.

The African-American Child's Heritage Cookbook

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The African-American Child's Heritage Cookbook by Vanessa Roberts Parham Book Resume:

A collection of recipes for children instructing them in the traditions of African-American cooking. Includes a history of African-American cooking.

A Child's Introduction to African American History

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A Child's Introduction to African American History by Jabari Asim Book Resume:

A comprehensive, entertaining look at heroes, heroines, and critical moments from African American history -- from the slave trade to the Black Lives Matter movement -- by award-winning author Jabari Asim. Jabari Asim goes beyond what's taught in the classroom to reveal a fact-filled history of African American history through politics, activism, sports, entertainment, music, and much more. You'll follow the road to freedom beginning with the slave trade and the middle passage through the abolitionist movement and the Civil War where many African Americans fought as soldiers. You'll learn how slave songs often contained hidden messages and how a 15-year-old Jamaican-born young man named Clive Campbell helped to create hip-hop in the early 1970's. You'll experience the passionate speeches, marches, and movements of the Civil Rights era along with and the sacrifices of Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks, Medgar Evers, and many others. Along the way there are dozens of profiles of political trailblazers like Shirley Chisholm, the first black women elected to Congress in 1968; dominants athletes like Tiger Woods who, in 1995, was only the second African American to play in a Master's Golf Tournament which he went on to win in 1997; popular musicians like Miles Davis, one the most influential artists of the twentieth century; and inspiring writers like Toni Morrison, the first African American to win the Nobel Prize in literature. Filled with beautiful illustrations by Lynn Gaines that bring these figures and events to life, plus a removable historical timeline poster, A Child's Introduction to African American History is a fascinating and comprehensive guide to this often overlooked yet immensely important part of American history.

Speech, Language, Learning, and the African American Child

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Speech, Language, Learning, and the African American Child by Jean E. Van Keulen,Gloria Toliver Weddington,Charles E. DeBose Book Resume:

Premised on recognition of African American language as a legitimate linguistic system, this volume compares and contrasts African American English and White English speech, discusses pedagogical methods dictated by cultural differences, and evaluates implications for classroom practice. It also di

African American Children in Foster Care: HHS and Congressional Actions Could Help Reduce Proportion in Care

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African American Children in Foster Care: HHS and Congressional Actions Could Help Reduce Proportion in Care by Kay Brown Book Resume:

A significantly greater proportion of African American children are in foster care than children of other races and ethnicities relative to their share of the general population. Given this situation, this report analyzes the: (1) major factors influencing their proportion in foster care; (2) strategies states and localities have implemented that appear promising; and (3) ways in which fed. policies may have influenced the proportion of African American children in foster care. This testimony is based on a report issued in July 2007 which included a nationwide survey; a review of research and policies; state site visits; analyses of child welfare data; and interviews with researchers, HHS officials, and other experts. It includes updates where possible. Charts and tables.

Who Writes for Black Children?

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Who Writes for Black Children? by Katharine Capshaw,Anna Mae Duane Book Resume:

Until recently, scholars believed that African American children's literature did not exist before 1900. Now, Who Writes for Black Children? opens the door to a rich archive of largely overlooked literature read by black children. This volume's combination of analytic essays, bibliographic materials, and primary texts offers alternative histories for early African American literary studies and children's literature studies. From poetry written by a slave for a plantation school to joyful "death biographies" of African Americans in the antebellum North to literature penned by African American children themselves, Who Writes for Black Children? presents compelling new definitions of both African American literature and children's literature. Editors Katharine Capshaw and Anna Mae Duane bring together a rich collection of essays that argue for children as an integral part of the nineteenth-century black community and offer alternative ways to look at the relationship between children and adults. Including two bibliographic essays that provide a list of texts for future research as well as an extensive selection of hard-to-find primary texts, Who Writes for Black Children? broadens our ideas of authorship, originality, identity, and political formations. In the process, the volume adds new texts to the canon of African American literature while providing a fresh perspective on our desire for the literary origin stories that create canons in the first place. Contributors: Karen Chandler, U of Louisvil≤ Martha J. Cutter, U of Connecticut; LuElla D'Amico, Whitworth U; Brigitte Fielder, U of Wisconsin-Madison; Eric Gardner, Saginaw Valley State U; Mary Niall Mitchell, U of New Orleans; Angela Sorby, Marquette U; Ivy Linton Stabell, Iona Colle≥ Valentina K. Tikoff, DePaul U; Laura Wasowicz; Courtney Weikle-Mills, U of Pittsburgh; Nazera Sadiq Wright, U of Kentucky.

The Oxford Handbook of African American Language

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The Oxford Handbook of African American Language by Sonja Lanehart Book Resume:

The goal of The Oxford Handbook of African American Language is to provide readers with a wide range of analyses of both traditional and contemporary work on language use in African American communities in a broad collective. The Handbook offers a survey of language and its uses in African American communities from a wide range of contexts organized into seven sections: Origins and Historical Perspectives; Lects and Variation; Structure and Description; Child Language Acquisition and Development; Education; Language in Society; and Language and Identity. It is a handbook of research on African American Language (AAL) and, as such, provides a variety of scholarly perspectives that may not align with each other -- as is indicative of most scholarly research. The chapters in this book "interact" with one another as contributors frequently refer the reader to further elaboration on and references to related issues and connect their own research to related topics in other chapters within their own sections and the handbook more generally to create dialogue about AAL, thus affirming the need for collaborative thinking about the issues in AAL research. Though the Handbook does not and cannot include every area of research, it is meant to provide suggestions for future work on lesser-studied areas (e.g., variation/heterogeneity in regional, social, and ethnic communities) by highlighting a need for collaborative perspectives and innovative thinking while reasserting the need for better research and communication in areas thought to be resolved.

Race Matters in Child Welfare

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Race Matters in Child Welfare by Dennette Derezotes,Associate Professor of Social Work and Director of the Children and Family Research Center Mark Testa,Mark Testa,John Poertner Book Resume:

Although African Americans constituted 15% of the child population of the United States in 1999, they accounted for 45% of the children in substitute care. In contrast, white children, who constituted 60% of the U.S. population, accounted for only 36% of the children in out-of-home care. In addition, several studies show that children of different ethnic or racial backgrounds receive dissimilar treatment by the child welfare system, but little is known about the appropriateness of the treatment. This compilation of papers critically examines child welfare policy and practice, the causes of child maltreatment, and how each affects the disproportionate representation of African American children in the system.

African American Children and Mental Health [2 volumes]

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African American Children and Mental Health [2 volumes] by Nancy E. Hill,Tammy Mann,Hiram E. Fitzgerald Book Resume:

This groundbreaking two-volume set examines the psychological, social, physical, and environmental factors that undermine or support healthy development in African American children while considering economic, historical, and public policies. • Includes history, current events, psychology, politics, public policy, sociology, economics, and more • Details intervention programs that target parents and children in low-income African American families; strategies to support young African American male relationship development, motivation, and achievement; and programs aiming to increase literacy and decrease obesity • Examines the impact of the No Child Left Behind Act on African American children • Includes both a subject and author index to facilitate further research

African American Family Life

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African American Family Life by Vonnie C. McLoyd,Nancy E. Hill,Kenneth A. Dodge Book Resume:

This volume brings together leading experts from different disciplines to offer new perspectives on contemporary African American families. A wealth of knowledge is presented on the heterogeneity of Black family life today; the challenges and opportunities facing parents, children, and communities; and the impact on health and development of key cultural and social processes. Comprehensive and authoritative, the book critically evaluates current policies and service delivery models and sets forth cogent recommendations for supporting families' strengths. Following an overview that traces the ongoing evolution of theory and research in the field, the book examines how African American families fare on numerous indicators of well-being. Throughout, contributors identify factors that promote or hinder healthy child and family development, writing from a culturally sensitive, nonpathologizing stance. The concluding chapter provides an up-to-date framework for culturally competent mental health practice.

Father and Child

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Father and Child by A'lon Holliday Book Resume:

Few studies examine the role fathers play in the development of their African-American child's academic achievement, despite the growing body of research on the role mothers play on their students' achievement. To fill this gap, this present study of Father and Child examines how the father or male surrogate influences the development of African-American students in the six dimensions of personal identity, social sensitivity, academic self-concept, resilience, race theory, and vision of own success. The results examined in this book indicate differences between academically successful African-American students with a father or male surrogate and academically unsuccessful students without such a role model. Dr. A'lon Holliday provides perspective, facts and further understanding on how this dynamic has helped to shape certain communities.

Hearing on Racial Disproportionality in Foster Care

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Hearing on Racial Disproportionality in Foster Care by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Ways and Means. Subcommittee on Income Security and Family Support Book Resume:

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Improving the Child Welfare System

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Improving the Child Welfare System by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Ways and Means. Subcommittee on Income Security and Family Support Book Resume:

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Wavy, Curly, Kinky

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Wavy, Curly, Kinky by Deborah R. Lilly Book Resume:

Your hands-on guide to the best care for your child's hair Now taking care of your child's hair can be fun, easy, and trouble-free! In Wavy, Curly, Kinky, renowned stylist Deborah Lilly shows parents the best ways to style and maintain African American boys' and girls' hair from infancy to the preteen years. She presents clear, easy-to-follow hair care guidelines for the three different types of African American hair and gives you expert recommendations for the best products and techniques for each hair type. Featuring step-by-step instructions, photographs, illustrations, and a helpful question-and-answer section, this comprehensive, user-friendly guide shows you how to: Determine your child's hair texture Get up to speed on hair care basics from washing to combing to braiding Press, relax, or texturize hair Weigh the pros and cons of cutting your child's hair Train, nurture, and manage problem hair Keep your child's hair healthy and looking great with Wavy, Curly, Kinky—and transform hair care time from a chore to a fun, bonding experience for both you and your child!

Barriers to Adoption

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Barriers to Adoption by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Labor and Human Resources. Subcommittee on Children, Family, Drugs and Alcoholism,United States Book Resume:

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African American Children in Early Childhood Education

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African American Children in Early Childhood Education by Iheoma U. Iruka,Stephanie M. Curenton,Tonia R. Durden Book Resume:

This book presents both the challenges and opportunities that exist for addressing the critical needs of black children, who have been historically underserved in the U.S. education system.

Forging Links

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Forging Links by Angela M. Neal-Barnett,Josefina M. Contreras,Kathryn A. Kerns Book Resume:

Focuses on the challenges faced by Black children in the post-modern age, integrating clinical and developmental psychology with history and culture to address new issues in the field.

A Fatherless Child

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A Fatherless Child by Tara T. Green Book Resume:

The impact of absent fathers on sons in the black community has been a subject for cultural critics and sociologists who often deal in anonymous data. Yet many of those sons have themselves addressed the issue in autobiographical works that form the core of African American literature. A Fatherless Child examines the impact of fatherlessness on racial and gender identity formation as seen in black men’s autobiographies and in other constructions of black fatherhood in fiction. Through these works, Tara T. Green investigates what comes of abandonment by a father and loss of a role model by probing a son’s understanding of his father’s struggles to define himself and the role of community in forming the son’s quest for self-definition in his father’s absence. Closely examining four works—Langston Hughes’s The Big Sea, Richard Wright’s Black Boy, Malcolm X’s The Autobiography of Malcolm X, and Barack Obama’s Dreams from My Father—Green portrays the intersecting experiences of generations of black men during the twentieth century both before and after the Civil Rights movement. These four men recall feeling the pressure and responsibility of caring for their mothers, resisting public displays of care, and desiring a loving, noncontentious relationship with their fathers. Feeling vulnerable to forces they may have identified as detrimental to their status as black men, they use autobiography as a tool for healing, a way to confront that vulnerability and to claim a lost power associated with their lost fathers. Through her analysis, Green emphasizes the role of community as a father-substitute in producing successful black men, the impact of fatherlessness on self-perceptions and relationships with women, and black men’s engagement with healing the pain of abandonment. She also looks at why these four men visited Africa to reclaim a cultural history and identity, showing how each developed a clearer understanding of himself as an American man of African descent. A Fatherless Child conveys important lessons relevant to current debates regarding the status of African American families in the twenty-first century. By showing us four black men of different eras, Green asks readers to consider how much any child can heal from fatherlessness to construct a positive self-image—and shows that, contrary to popular perceptions, fatherlessness need not lead to certain failure.

African American Children and Families in Child Welfare

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African American Children and Families in Child Welfare by Ramona Denby,Carla M. Curtis Book Resume:

This text proposes corrective action to improve the institutional care of African American children and their families, calling attention to the specific needs of this population and the historical, social, and political factors that have shaped its experience within the child welfare system. The authors critique policy and research and suggest culturally targeted program and policy responses for more positive outcomes.

Resources in Education

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Resources in Education by N.A Book Resume:

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Black Child to Black Woman

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Black Child to Black Woman by Cheryl Denise Bannerman Book Resume:

Winner of the 2020 Best Books Awards in the category of African American fiction! "If you are looking for a true, gritty story about life in its rawest form, then Black Child to Black Woman...will fit the bill." - Readers Favorite When twenty-four-year-old Tara Walker goes home for her brother's funeral, she discovers the secret journal she started when she was eight. As she reads, she is pulled back into her complicated, raw, and often frightening childhood, where drug addiction, alcoholism, and predators brought chaos into her privileged, middle-class home. Through the love and guidance of her hard-working parents, Tara navigates these threats and matures into a smart, strong, young woman. Yet, even as she celebrates small personal victories, she spirals into a dark depression from disturbing family secrets and rejection. Through it all, she journals her changing perspective on the world around her and continues to smile in the face of adversity. When it's time for Tara to become a mother herself, she must once again conquer her traumatic past to discover the true meaning of life, happiness, family, and unconditional love. Tara's gripping, raw and illuminating coming-of-age journey will captivate readers as they watch this intelligent black child grow into an extraordinary black woman.

How to Improve Self-Esteem in the African American Child

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How to Improve Self-Esteem in the African American Child by Ida Greene Book Resume:

elf esteem is not a privilege. It is a right. African-American children struggle daily to maintain their cultural identity or sense of self. The culture of African American is rich, vibrant full of life and energy. African American children struggle on a daily basis to live with and accept their skin color, their culture, and how to blend into society without losing themselves. The truth is we cvan bleach our skin, however we cannot make it black. This book helps the educator and others understand the unique culture underpinnings of the African American child, and how to use it to help them feel competent, so they achieve and excel.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Children and Adolescents

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Children and Adolescents by Somnath Banerjee Book Resume:

ADHD in children and adolescents is a neurodevelopmental disorder, which is recognized by the clinicians all over the world. ADHD is a clinical diagnosis based on reliable history, reports from home and school and a physical examination to rule out any other underlying medical conditions. ADHD can cause low self-esteem in the child and impair quality of life for the child and the family. It is known that ADHD is a chronic illness and that clinicians needed to use chronic illness principles in treating it. The last 10 years have seen an increase in the number of medications that have been approved for the treatment of ADHD. This book has tried to address some of the issues in ADHD.

African-American Children's Stories

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African-American Children's Stories by Publications International Ltd. Staff Book Resume:

Contains African American folktales adapted and illustrated by various authors and artists; folksongs and hymns; historical information; and profiles of noteworthy African Americans from diverse professions.

The Snowy Day

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The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats Book Resume:

The adventures of a little boy in the city on a very snowy day. On board pages.

All Night, All Day

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All Night, All Day by Ashley Bryan Book Resume:

Ashley Bryan says, "I have subtitled this collection A Child's First Book of African-American Spirituals. It could really be called Spirituals for the Young and ALL! And so it could be, for the songs it presents can be enjoyed by people of every age and every level of musical skill. Mr. Bryan goes on to say, "Wherever I travel, people sing these songs. Often they do not know that they are singing spirituals. They associate them with their churches, schools, camps, or clubs and are surprised when told that they are singing spirituals. "Almost a thousand of these songs have been collected since the end of the Civil War. They are unique in the song literature of the world and are considered America's most distinctive contribution to world music." Of the thousand African-American spirituals that are known, Mr. Bryan has here chosen twenty, among them some of the best known and best loved, including the title song, "All Night, All Day," and such others as "This Little Light of Mine,""When the Saints Go Marching In," and "He's Got the Whole World in His Hands." For each, David Manning Thomas has created an interesting piano accompaniment in support of the melody and has indicated guitar chords. Best of all, full-color pictures capture the spirit and essence of many of the songs to make this a book that can both be used as a fine songbook and treasured for its beauty; for the warmth, liveliness, and inspirational depth of its illustrations.

A Is for All the Things You Are

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A Is for All the Things You Are by Anna Forgerson Hindley,Nat'l Mus Afr Am Hist Culture Book Resume:

An ABC book celebrating and inspiring diversity A Is for All the Things You Are: A Joyful ABC Book is an alphabet board book developed by the National Museum of African American History and Culture that celebrates what makes us unique as individuals and connects us as humans. This lively and colorful book introduces young readers, from infants to age seven, to twenty-six key traits they can explore and cultivate as they grow. Each letter offers a description of the trait, a question inviting the reader to examine how he or she experiences it in daily life, and lively illustrations. The book supports understanding and development of each child's healthy racial identity, the joy of human diversity and inclusion, a sense of justice, and children's capacity to act for their own and others' fair treatment.

Safety belts and African Americans, 2003 report

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Safety belts and African Americans, 2003 report by N.A Book Resume:

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The African American Christian Family

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The African American Christian Family by Eddie B. Lane Book Resume:

Provides a framework for building and maintaining family relationships, which are both strong and lasting. The book is divided into six sections each providing biblical solutions and instructions for the family on how to build and maintain a strong Christian family and home.

Neighborhood Context and the Development of African American Children

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Neighborhood Context and the Development of African American Children by Maria Loreto Martinez Book Resume:

Perceived Neighborhood Scale -- Neighborhood Influences on Development -- Strengths of the Study -- Limitations of the Study -- Directions for Future Research -- Implications for Intervention -- Appendix 1. Structural Equation Modeling -- Appendix 2. Pearson Correlations Coefficients for Variables in Longitudinal Models -- Appendix 3. Pearson Correlation Coefficients for Variables in Cross-sectional Models -- References -- Index

The Dreamkeepers

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The Dreamkeepers by Gloria Ladson-Billings Book Resume:

Quality education remains an elusive dream for most African American children. Historically, they have been denied schooling, subject to separate and unequal education, and forced into unsafe, unhealthy, substandard schools. In The Dreamkeepers, Gloria Ladson-Billings explores the positive signs for the future. Who are the successful teachers of African American students? What do they do? And how can we learn from them? Her portraits of eight exemplary teachers who differ in personal style and methods but share an approach to teaching that affirms and strengthens cultural identity are inspiring and full of hope. Written in three voices - that of an African American scholar and researcher, a teacher, and a parent and active community member - this book is a mixture of scholarship and storytelling. Ladson-Billings' portraits, interwoven with personal reflections, challenge readers to envision intellectually rigorous and culturally relevant classrooms that have the power to improve the lives of not just African American students but all children.

Child, Family, and State

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Child, Family, and State by Robert H. Mnookin,D. Kelly Weisberg Book Resume:

Explores a range of legal questions relating to children - not just custody issues, but also the economic relationship within a family, abuse and neglect, medical treatment, and more. This book includes a comprehensive coverage of both children's rights and the juvenile court system. It also covers social and historical perspectives.

The African American Encyclopedia: Com-Fed

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The African American Encyclopedia: Com-Fed by R. Kent Rasmussen Book Resume:

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The Socialization of the African American Child

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The Socialization of the African American Child by Sekou Clincy Book Resume:

The main objective of this book is to afford readers a comprehensive view of the current state of the African American experience from the perspective of a child and youth. Oftentimes, members within and outside the African American community fail to objectively critique this culture. The worst of the culture is perpetuated due to the lack of understanding of the origins of African American history and how that history relates to the socialization process. This book also explores the generational influence in socializing African American children. Beginning with the Great Depression generation to the hip-hop and generation Y generations, the norms and values past down to African American children are examined. As significant as passing down norms and values are, most normally little stock is given by parents toward instilling a sense of honor for community environment and service to others.From society's viewpoint, most Americans feel that only African Americans can shape the development of black children and youth- - a great misconception. There are many white, Native American, Hispanic and Asian teachers involved in the development of African American children. On average, black children/youth spend an average of seven hours in school with educators of all races and ethnicities. However, very few to none of these experiences are in institutional settings where their culture is at the center of learning. Is African American culture on a path towards extinction? Are African American parents and immediate caregivers preparing their children to effectively function in a global technological age?Is African American culture on a path towards extinction? Are African American parents and immediate caregivers preparing their children to properly function in a global technological age? These questions and more will be addressed in this book.