Explains how the hair style of cornrows, a symbol in Africa since ancient times, can today in this country symbolize the courage of outstanding Afro-Americans.
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Camille Yarbrough is an award-winning performance artist, author, and cultural activist. As an extension of her creative and activist self, Yarbrough turned to writing in the 1970’s. Her published works have appeared in The New York Times, The Black Collegian Magazine, and The Journal of African Civilization. In 1979 Cornrows, the award-winning, groundbreaking family book that Essence magazine called “a gem,” was published and later three more books followed:The Shimmershine Queens, The Little Tree Growing in the Shade, and Tamika and the Wisdom Rings.Review:
"A jubilant celebration of black culture . . . with absolutely marvelous drawings." --Publishers Weekly
"It's a happy, sad story full of pride and great people in our history." --Ebony Junior
"As the children sit to have their hair braided, they hear the regal history of cornrowing. Gammaw and Mama describe it as ancient and symbolic." --Booklist
"Camille Yarbrough captures the warmth of family affection and the pride of our rich heritage in a story that's superbly illustrated by Carole Byard." --Essence
"Camille Yarbrough is a poet, griot and storyteller who has crafted a special, rhythmic and moving story for you and yours. . . . The illustrations by Carole Byard dignify and give all due respect to the story." --Council on Interracial Books for Children
A Coretta Scott King Award Winner for Illustration
A Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies
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Descrizione libro Putnam Juvenile, 1979. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria M069820462X
Descrizione libro Putnam Juvenile, 1979. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria SONG069820462X