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The Upward Path: A Reader for Colored Children
by Myron T. Pritchard

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    Publication Date: Jan 21, 2018
    List Price: Unavailable
    Format: Hardcover, 268 pages
    Classification: Fiction
    Target Age Group: Middle Grade
    ISBN13: 9780332174105
    Imprint: Forgotten Books
    Publisher: Forgotten Books
    Parent Company: Forgotten Books

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    Excerpt from The Upward Path: A Reader for Colored Children; With an Introduction by Robert R. Moton

    To the present time, there has been no collection of stories and poems by Negro writers, which colored children could read with interest and pleasure and in which they could find a mirror of the traditions and aspirations of their race. Realizing this lack, Myron T. Pritchard, Principal of the Everett School, Boston, and Mary White Ovington, Chairman of the Board of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, have brought together poems, stories, sketches and addresses which bear eloquent testimony to the richness of the literary product of our Negro writers. It is the hope that this little book will find a large welcome in all sections of the country and will bring good cheer and encouragement to the young readers who have so largely the fortunes of their race in their own hands.

    The editors desire to express thanks to the authors who have generously granted the use of their work. Especial acknowledgement is due to Mrs. Booker T. Washington for the selection from Up from Slavery; to The Crisis for The Rondeau, by Jessie Fauset, The Brave Son, by Alston W. Burleigh, The Black Fairy, by Fenton Johnson, The Children at Easter.

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