Treasury of African American Christmas Stories
With stories dating from the late nineteenth century through the Depression era, this collection reflects the Christmas experiences of everyday African-Americans and demonstrates the changing values and social issues that concerned the African-American community during World War I and the Depression, particularly the re-emergence of the KKK after the war. The stories told here address universal themes of love, religion, and the existence of Santa Claus as well as more somber topics such as racial injustice, violence, poverty, and racial identity. Written by Bettye Collier-Thomas. Hardcover, 248 pages.