A is for Affrilachia (Hardcover)

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A is for Affrilachia By Frank X. Walker, Ronald W. Davis (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Frank X. Walker, Ronald W. Davis (Illustrator)
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This gorgeous book puts a fresh and reverent spin on the beloved alphabet book. The words call out like a song, or a benediction, as Walker celebrates, mourns, and illuminates persons, works, objects, and events from the Black American south and spine of the Appalachian mountains. Rich, layered, yet buoyant, a new generation of readers will be delighted and moved by this lush companion. 

— From Susan's Picks

Frank X Walker is one of the founders of the Affrilachian movement, which makes sure folks understand that people of color are an integral part of Appalachian life. In this ABC book for children, Walker hits on many aspects of black history and African American culture, especially as they relate to people in the Appalachian region. From historic figures like Carter Woodson to current singer Valerie June, Walker shows what a wide, rich world people of color in this region have to offer.

— From Laura's Picks

Product Details
ISBN: 9780813196374
ISBN-10: 081319637X
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Publication Date: February 21st, 2023
Pages: 64
Language: English