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Click for more detail about Do You Know Us? A Collection Of Short Stories by Cassandra Foster Do You Know Us? A Collection Of Short Stories

by Cassandra Foster
Mildred C. Smith (Apr 19, 2007)
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This book consists of creative nonfiction and fictionalizations of incidents in the lives of African Americans. For example, the stories are based on fact, but an occasional name is changed, or a picture is from a different generation. Both the stories and the art work feature African American youth as the focus. One goal is for the readers to identify with the characters in the stories and to be inspired by them. The stories also have appeal to other ethnic groups. The language style in the stories is clear and simple to make the stories both easy to understand and interesting. The stories should appeal to readers in grades 6 and up, but readers as young as 9 will often enjoy the stories. African American youth quickly outgrow fantasy-focused literature. The short story format makes it easy to digest the stories in small spurts. Hopefully, this approach will help instill a joy of reading in the youths.


Click for more detail about A Good Story: A Collection Of Short Short Stories by Cassandra Foster A Good Story: A Collection Of Short Short Stories

by Cassandra Foster
Mildred C. Smith (Sep 18, 2006)
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A Good Story offers stories that are fictionalizations of incidents in the ordinary lives of real African Americans. Youth will enjoy these stories and learn about mundane, everyday, aspects of the lives of African Americans. Most of the stories are just fun and funny. A few are inspirational. The stories appeal especially to those who are nine years old and older, including adults. Readers identify with the people in the stories and are inspired by them. That makes the stories all the more interesting, and that encourages youths to read more and more.




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