Adult Picture Books

Before Instagram, there were picture books with a complement of editorial copy that could be considered the literary version of today’s popular social networking site.

One of those books, I consider one of the most enlightening books that I’ve read on Africans in America, is “A Pictorial History of the Negro in America,” edited by Langston Hughes and Milton Meltzer – Third Revision, by C. Eric Lincoln and Milton Meltzer.  Crown Publishers, Inc., New York

One of my favorites since the 3rd grade; I brought the 380-page book to school for the popular classroom infotainment segment called “Show and Tell.”

Now that I’m looking at this book again through “new millennium” eyes, I realize picture history books of this type will most definitely become popular again, if they haven’t already, to appeal to a new generation of readers.

Do you have a favorite history picture book?  Please share in the comment section below! Thank you for reading!

3 thoughts on “Adult Picture Books

    1. Troy, AALBC.Com , Thank you for your generosity (and patience)! It is my pleasure to share! It’s amazing how much our parents influence our cultural pride, mine included.

      When the bookseller/visitor to your website asked for books on the reconstruction period – I couldn’t immediately identify the period but I knew I had a book on it! (isn’t that crazy?) Anyway, I grabbed the book first then I wiki-ed “reconstruction period.”

      “I may not know what I know but I know I have a book on it.” –

      Thank you again and feel free to quote me anytime!

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