July 2017 Academic & Specialist University of Minnesota Press

Who Writes for Black Children?: African American Children's Literature Before 1900 edited by Katharine Capshaw, Anna Mae Duane


Hardback | Jul 2017 | University of Minnesota Press | 400pp | 254x178mm | Forthcoming | RFB | AUD$179.99, NZD$214.99
Paperback | Jul 2017 | University of Minnesota Press | 9781517900274 | 400pp | 254x178mm | Forthcoming | RFB | AUD$44.99, NZD$54.99

Who Writes for Black Children? unlocks a rich archive of largely overlooked literature read by black children. 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, this volume presents compelling new definitions of both African American literature and children’s literature.