Submitter: I am a teen librarian in [New York]. I found this book in our Children’s Reference Collection. The title shocked me and I think the pictures are horrible. They couldn’t just get real photos of most of these people?
Holly: They probably could have gotten photos of many of them. Maybe they were going for something artsy? The “Present” part of the title is worrisome. There are so many more people that a current book would cover. (Barack Obama, maybe?) And the word “Negroes” is also problematic for sure. Update if you can, weed either way.