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Black Cowboys



Black Cowboys


Black Cowboys explores a culture that has been largely written out of history, but is still thriving today all over the United States. In the photographs of Andrea Robbins and Max Becher, children will visit rodeos, trail rides, and meet many different Black Cowboys and Cowgirls. The engaging photographs will appeal to even the youngest of children, while the subject matter will encourage further thought and discussion in older readers.

Perfect introduction to contemporary art and photography as art. This non-fiction book will introduce your child to the Black Cowboy culture in the US.


Grade Level Equivalent: K

Reading Recovery Equivalent: 3-4

Guided Reading Level: C 
Common Core standards and more detailed leveling info: view here
Content: non-fiction introduction to the Black Cowboy culture in the US
Language: one sentence per page, simple patterned text that matches the pictures
Artwork: photography

Max Becher and Andrea Robbins’ work is in museum collections around the world, including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, The Jewish Museum, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art.

-- non-fiction book
-- photographs by Max Becher and Andrea Robbins
-- ages 0 - 6
-- board book
-- 7” x 6.25”
-- 20 pages
-- ISBN 978-0-9845042-8-2
-- printed on 100% recycled paperboard with an aqueous coating
-- printed in USA
-- part of the Mini Museum Series
-- 5% of all profits from this book are donated to the Lily Sarah Grace Fund, a non-profit that provides grants to struggling public schools to support child-centered learning and creativity in the classroom



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