8 Books Published by Dodd, Mead and Company on Our Site — Book Cover Mosaic

Into a strange land: Unaccompanied refugee youth in America

by Brent K. Ashabranner
Dodd, Mead and Company (Jan 01, 1987)
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Presents individual stories of young Southeast Asian refugees and discusses some of their problems, hopes, and successes.


Click for more detail about Children of the Maya by Brent K. Ashabranner Children of the Maya

by Brent K. Ashabranner
Dodd, Mead and Company (Apr 01, 1986)
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Children of the Maya is a somewhat misleading title for this book, since it covers the plight of Guatemalan refugees of Mayan descent, who escaped the death squads of the Guatemalan army. The hardships and horrors they endured are vividly recounted through first-person narratives. Their recollections are often gruesome: Luis Garcia tells of finding his father’s decapitated body in a ditch; Antonio Guerra remembers the sights and sounds of the army’s massacre of his neighbors and the burning of his village. Accompanying black-and-white photos illustrate the stark contrast between the primitive camps in Mexico where the refugees took temporary shelter and the modest but clean apartments of Indiantown, Fla., where they now live. The author also discusses the problems of adjusting to life in America and the lasting impressions of terror left on the children’s psyches. A preface gives a helpful overview of Mayan culture and history. These stories are important, and should acquaint children with the crisis facing the Guatemalan people, whose plight is underpublicized.


Click for more detail about Viewfinders: Black women photographers by Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe Viewfinders: Black women photographers

by Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe
Dodd, Mead and Company (Jan 01, 1986)
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Click for more detail about James Van Derzee: The Picture-Takin’ Man by James Haskins James Van Derzee: The Picture-Takin’ Man

by James Haskins
Dodd, Mead and Company (May 01, 1984)
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A biography of the black photographer who has received acclaim for his prints of Harlem.


Click for more detail about To Live in Two Worlds: American Indian Youth Today by Brent K. Ashabranner To Live in Two Worlds: American Indian Youth Today

by Brent K. Ashabranner
Dodd, Mead and Company (Apr 01, 1984)
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Discusses the efforts of North American Indians to survive in and adjust to modern society while holding onto their ethnic heritage.


Click for more detail about Morning Star, Black Sun: The Northern Cheyenne Indians and America’s Energy Crisis by Brent K. Ashabranner Morning Star, Black Sun: The Northern Cheyenne Indians and America’s Energy Crisis

by Brent K. Ashabranner
Dodd, Mead and Company (May 01, 1982)
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Discusses relations between the Northern Cheyenne Indians of Montana and the United States government, as well as the tribe’s recent fight to save its lands from strip-mining coal companies.


Click for more detail about Jake Gaither, America’s most famous Black coach by George E. Curry Jake Gaither, America’s most famous Black coach

by George E. Curry
Dodd, Mead and Company (May 30, 1977)
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Alonzo S. (Jake) Gaither, former head football coach and athletic director of Florida A & M, was named to the Football Foundation Hall of Fame in 1975, the first coach of a predominantly black college to be so honored (from the dust jacket flap).


Click for more detail about Seventeen Black Artists by Elton C. Fax Seventeen Black Artists

by Elton C. Fax
Dodd, Mead and Company (Jun 01, 1971)
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17 Black artist that changed the course of art history.