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Undying Glory: The Story of the Massachusetts 54th Regiment.

Have you had a hard time finding quality books for your children? Look no further than A Guide to Black Children's Books, a catalog published by Maral Enterprises, P.O. Box 361, New York, NY 10028; 212-348-7080. Not at the 500 books are written by African-Americans, but all times possess positive imagery.

And for those of you who browse the bookstore, the following titles will inspire your search:

Black achievements often go unrecognized in American history. And keeping our youth informed--especially when school texts offer little information on blacks--is a tough battle. However, scoring points in this fight is journalist Clinton Cox, who has penned Undying Glory: The Story of the Massachusetts 54th Regiment for young adults.

Other than the movie Glory, very little is available on the 54th, the first black regiment to fight in the Civil War. But Cox's thorough research and journalistic flair bring to life the pain and courage of these black war heroes.

Hopefully, Cox has not written in vain. If our youth are to know anything about blacks in history, Undying Glory must have its place in the American history class.

--Tania Padgett Undying Glory: The Story of the Massachusetts 50 Regiment by Clinton Cox; Scholastic Inc., New York, 1991, 167pp, $14-95
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Author:Padgett, Tania
Publication:Black Enterprise
Article Type:Book Review
Date:Feb 1, 1993
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