Tommy Traveler in the World of Black History.
. Black Butterfly Children's Books .
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Here is the first of two extra copies of this book, this one with a dust-jacket. An exasperated store-owner had run through all his fable books and then remembered this book, which he did not have in stock but ordered for me. Tommy dreams after reading books--about Phoebe Fraunces, Emmet Till, Aesop (10-17), Frederick Douglass, Crispus Attucks, and Joe Louis. The Aesop material is heavy on the vita. The text is marred by a few orthographic errors (e.g., Samosans). Two fables are mentioned: the wolves offer peace with the sheep for dog-hostages, and a boy is about to kill a locust. Aesop is of course black. The style is lively and comics-like.