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Tobe : a critical edition : new views on a children's classic / edited by Benjamin Filene ; original text by Stella Gentry Sharpe ; photographs by Charles A. Farrell.

Author/creator Sharpe, Stella Gentry author.
Other author/creatorFarrell, Charles (Photographer), illustrator.
Other author/creatorFilene, Benjamin, editor.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2019]
Descriptionlv, 121 pages ; 26 cm
Abstract "When UNC Press published Stella Gentry Sharpe's "Tobe" in 1939, it was hailed as one of the first children's books to offer a dignified portrayal of an African American child and his family. Today, the power of "Tobe" lies as much in the questions it raises: Whose story gets told? Who gets to tell it? How do stories shape how we see ourselves and each other? This volume reproduces the original volume's text and images, places the book in the context of its time, and offers thought-provoking ways to read "Tobe" with fresh eyes. This new edition of a children's classic opens up questions of race, voice, and power in ways that encourage fruitful conversation and resist easy answers"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references.
Genre/formCriticism, interpretation, etc.
Genre/formJuvenile works.
LCCN 2019027163
ISBN9781469654164 hardcover
ISBN1469654164 hardcover
ISBN9781469654171 paperback
ISBN1469654172 paperback
ISBNelectronic book

Available Items

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Joyner New Books PS3537 .H31555 T633 2019 ✔ Available Place Hold

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