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.

"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...

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Main Author: Sharpe, Stella Gentry (Author)
Other Authors: Farrell, Charles A. (Charles Anderson), 1893-1977 (Illustrator)
Filene, Benjamin (Editor)
Language:English
Published: Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2019]
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Physical Description:lv, 121 pages ; 26 cm
Format: Book
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"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.
Call Number:PS3537.H31555 T633 2019
Bibliography Note:Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN:9781469654164
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9781469654171
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