Three Little Pigs Controversy – Sarasota 1959

An interesting look at a similarThis article was written in the Sarasota Journal in July 1, 1959. The article reads: RACINE, Wis (AP) A Florida segregation leader and a publisher of children’s books disagreed sharply today over the social signifigance of a modern version of “The Three Little Pigs.” The Whitman Publishing Co., of Racine, contends its version of the old folk tale in “Whitman … Continue reading Three Little Pigs Controversy – Sarasota 1959

Under Pressure, Scholastic Recalls Racist Children’s Book

The Huffington Post has reported on a case of a book causing controversy and subsequently being recalled.  In Alabama Story, the children’s book The Rabbits’ Wedding causes a firestorm of opinions about the nature of the story.  In the case of The Rabbits’ Wedding, the controversy surrounding the supposed pro-integration message of the story, something not intended by its author.  In this case, the story is under criticism about … Continue reading Under Pressure, Scholastic Recalls Racist Children’s Book