African American Literature: A Guide to Reading Interests

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Alma Dawson, Connie Jean Van Fleet
Libraries Unlimited, 2004 - Literary Criticism - 470 pages
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"Only works by African American authors are included.... Work by writers of the African Diaspora from countries other than the United States is excluded.... Emphasis is on works published between 1990 and 2003.... Novels are the focus of this book, but short story collections are included when they are significant to the genre. Three types of nonfiction have been included[:] ... life stories ... [i]nspirational nonfiction by black authors ... and ... factual works about African Americans on the frontier."--Introd.

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Chapter 1Readers Advisory Services
Chapter 2Trends in African American Publishing
Chapter 3Collection Development

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ALMA DAWSON is Associate Professor in the School of Library and Information Science at Louisiana State University where she teaches courses in collection development, academic libraries, information literacy instruction, and foundations of library and information science. She was named the Russell B. Long Professor in Library and Information Science at Louisiana State University. She is also the recipient of the 2005 ALA Equality Award.

CONNIE VAN FLEET is Professor of School of Library and Information Studies at the University of Oklahoma, Norman. She is a recipient of the ALA/RASD Margaret E. Monroe Library Adult Services Award. She serves as Councilor-at-Large for the American Library Association and is co-editor of Reference & User Services Quarterly.

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