Category Archives: Affirming Black Children

Happy Slaves and Good Masters: As a Black Mother I am Troubled at How American Slavery is Portrayed in Children’s Lit

Just weeks before Black History Month a major publisher, Scholastic Inc. released, and just 12 days later removed a children’s book called, A Birthday Cake For George Washington. The book was swiftly met with protest from parents and teachers.  Most of the critique had to do with the fictional imagery of ‘happy slaves.’   The illustrations…

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