Little Black Sambo

Little Black Sambo

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Unabridged, full color, original 1899 text by Helen Bannerman of a very brave boy outsmarting bullies of the world. This faithfully reproduced 1922 version has the majestic fonts, layout, and illustrations of Florence White Williams.

The book is reproduced with a weathered look, to give the book a classic feel at an affordable price. It is a story has thrilled generations of children with its tense and exciting tale of victory.

Controversy surrounds the book due to Bannerman's choice of names that were common for her time. This edition of Little Black Sambo preserves the same words and illustrations that are in the memories of adults who enjoyed the story as children, so that people can decide for themselves if it is a derogatory tale, or that of a champion boy. For a deeper view of the time and race relations, one can read the "Much Ado About a Name" section in the Appendix of Dr. Carter Woodson's book The Mis-Education of the Negro (1933).
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Product details

  • Paperback | 44 pages
  • 148 x 210 x 2mm | 64g
  • English
  • 1945644478
  • 9781945644474
  • 337,211

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