African-American folktales

Stickin' to, Watchin' over, and Gettin' with: An African American Parent's Guide to Discipline

By Howard C. Stevenson, Gwendolyn Davis, Saburah Abdul-Kabir

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Combining the rich oral traditions of African American storytelling and proverbs with short, well-organized essays, the authors provide valuable guidance for raising responsible and successful children.

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Sure as Sunrise: Tales of Bruh Rabbit & His Walkin' Talkin' Friends

By Alice McGill

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"With the humor and wisdom of her North Carolina roots, Alice McGill shares the stories she remembers from her father, mother, grandmother, and neighbors. Her telling is as fresh as 'a loaf of bread still warm from the ashes' as she brings to life the creatures that so fascinated her as a child: Bruh Rabbit, Sis Possum, Bruh Bear, and Bruh Fox. Illustrated with zest and warmth, these stories were passed on for generations and are, ultimately, a celebration of the human spirit. For as sure as sunrise, the cleverness of the small but sassy Bruh Rabbit shines through as he outwits the more powerful, again and again."
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