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Teaching and Learning About Slavery: Worthwhile New Article About This Topic in Children’s Books

Jennifer Frank’s Teaching Tolerance article, “Lies My Bookshelf¬† Told Me: Slavery in Children’s Literature” is an excellent addition to what is already out there on this topic. With a fresh and clear-sighted tone, Frank unpacks this for those who may have not yet considered it. Several voices are included in the article, among them the University of Pennsylvania’s Professor Ebony Elizabeth Thomas, a leading academic expert it in this topic (and someone I’ve known and admired for decades).¬† The article ends with a list of “Recommended Books That Address Slavery” and I was incredibly honored to see Africa is My Home among the eleven titles.

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