Columbus cover

Columbus Day Fail

Columbus
D’Aulaire
1955

Submitter: We had a homeschool family Interloan this book for schooling purposes. We are so glad it is NOT on our shelves nor will it be. Reviews praise the artwork but that does not save this book. Besides the fact it is quite old with original copyright of 1955, it is just all wrong for educating children about Columbus. Using terms of “red skin savages” and “yellow skin” and “slanty eyes” is not acceptable; it is all stereotypes and glorifying the “white explorers” who save everyone they discover. This book will only teach you all the wrong facts about Columbus!

Holly: Not to mention it’s all highlighted and scribbled in!

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Holiday Crafting Special!

It’s not too late to break out the holiday books as we close in on the end of the year. If you are celebrating Christmas, there is still time to make some personalized gifts. Your family will appreciate the thoughtfulness!

Kicking off our collection, is Magic with Tin Cans. You can make a holiday tree, ornaments, and even a can chair! Just be careful to avoid cutting yourself on the can edges.

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Groovy Pilgrims

Thanksgiving Crafts and Cookbook
Hathaway
1979

Just in case you have no ideas what to do this Thanksgiving holiday, this book is for you. The illustrations are just outrageous. That groovy doe-eyed look on everyone from Pilgrims to the modern people is just….weird. Think of these as a pencil version of a Peter Max wannabe. I think I will stick to my traditions of the Lions losing and marathon Hallmark Channel movies.