Indian Names Burrows 1976 Submitter: This is an odd book to be sure. The back cover explains how the author came to write his book, which was to answer a child’s simple question. Since the book is simply a listing
The Indian How Book Parker 1975 (original copyright 1931) The author of today’s post was considered to be the expert on Native American culture in the early 20th century. Is his work worth studying? Probably. Is it an appropriate choice
Small Wolf Benchley 1972 Submitter: I found this lovely lesson in racism in our Early Readers section. I would hesitate to share this with any child without lots of explanation, but particularly not with a child just learning to read.
Discovery of North America A Grosset All-Color Guide Byam 1972 Direct from the kid nonfiction section, all you want to know about the “discovery” of America. (I guess it didn’t exist until some white guys “found” it.) It is a
White Squaw: Hot Pursuit Hunter 1989 Submitter: This is not a library book, but someone put it in the book drop. wow. Is this a series? Are there White Squaw books 1-17? Wasn’t 1989 a little late for this kind of racism? Thanks
Wigwam and Warpath Juergens 1936 Submitter: I’ve been the director here at the public library for two years, and I finally made it to the 900s in my weeding project. There have been some real doozies in the collection, but
My “i” Sound Box Moncure 1984 Submitter: We all need to learn the short “i” sound sooner or later, but there are many better and more culturally sensitive titles that can be used to support this phonics goal. While well-used, this
Miranda and the Warrior Barbieri 2002 This is a teen romance paperback. There doesn’t seem to be anything overtly sexual about this book, which is nice for teens. It follows the same formula of many adult historical romance novels: -Woman is