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Ebony jr! : the rise, fall, and return of a Black children's magazine

Author: Laretta Henderson
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In 1945, John H. Johnson published the first issue of Ebony magazine, a monthly periodical aimed at African American readers. In 1973, The Johnson Publishing Company expanded its readership to include children by producing Ebony Jr.! Targeting Black children in the five to eleven age-range, the magazine featured stories, comics, puzzles, and cartoons. Its contents combined elements of Black culture, Black history,  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Laretta Henderson
ISBN: 9780810861343 0810861348
OCLC Number: 187549077
Description: xiv, 219 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Part I: Ebony Jr's! place in the world of children's periodicals. Ebony, Jr!: a profile ; Ebony Jr!'s market ; Ebony Jr!'s publisher: John H. Johnson --
Part II: Contexts and analysis: politics and education. The political socialization of Black childhood: the case for Ebony Jr! ; Gaining skills, values and historically accurate knowledge --
Part III: Contexts and analysis: constructing Black children and their literature. Johnson Publishing Company's construction of the Black child --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Laretta Henderson.
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"In 1945, John H. Johnson published the first issue of Ebony magazine, a monthly periodical aimed at African American readers. In 1973, The Johnson Publishing Company expanded its readership to include children by producing Ebony Jr.! Targeting Black children in the five to eleven age-range, the magazine featured stories, comics, puzzles, and cartoons. Its contents combined elements of Black culture, Black history, and elementary school curriculum. The publication remained in print until 1985 and was resurrected online in 2007. [This book] charts this unique publication's genesis, history, and impact. Laretta Henderson analyzes the structure and literary context of Ebony, Jr.!, revealing how the political climate informed the composition of the magazine. Henderson also profiles the magazine's publisher ... and examines how his corporate structure facilitated and informed Ebony, Jr.!'s content, success, and demise"--Publisher description.

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