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What the Children Said: Child Lore of South Louisiana

Jeanne Pitre Soileau


Jeanne Pitre Soileau vividly presents children’s voices in What the Children Said: Child Lore of South Louisiana. Including over six hundred handclaps, chants, jokes, jump-rope rhymes, cheers, taunts, and teases, this book takes the reader through a fifty-year history of child speech as it has influenced children’s lives. What the Children Said affirms that children's play in south Louisiana is acquired along a network of summer camps, schoolyards, church gatherings, and sleepovers with friends. When children travel, they obtain new games and rhymes and bring them home. The volume also reveals ... More

Keywords: African American studies, Child lore, Ethnic studies, Children’s social life, Schoolyard games

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781496835734
Published to University Press of Mississippi: May 2022 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496835734.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jeanne Pitre Soileau, author