Black Passports

Black Passports Travel Memoirs as a Tool for Youth Empowerment

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Publisher's Synopsis

In this resource guide for fostering youth empowerment, Stephanie Y. Evans offers creative commentary on two hundred autobiographies that contain African American travel memoirs of places around the world. The narratives are by such well-known figures as Frederick Douglass, W. E. B. Du Bois, Billie Holiday, Maya Angelou, Malcolm X, James Baldwin, Muhammad Ali, Richard Pryor, Angela Davis, Condoleezza Rice, and President Barack Obama, as well as by many lesser-known travelers. The book addresses a variety of issues related to mentoring and curriculum development. It serves as a tool for "literary mentoring," where students of all ages can gain knowledge and wisdom from texts in the same way achieved by one-on-one mentoring, and it also provides ideas for incorporating these memoirs into lessons on history, geography, vocabulary, and writing. Focusing on four main mentoring themes-life, school, work, and cultural exchange-Evans encourages readers to comb the texts for models of how to manage attitudes, behaviors, and choices in order to be successful in transnational settings.

Book information

ISBN: 9781438451541
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Imprint: SUNY Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 305.896073
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 445g
Height: 229mm
Width: 152mm
Spine width: 25mm