Tuesday, January 19, 2016

The book is about the “happy slaves” withdrawn from sale in the US – REGNUM

Washington, January 19, 2016, 20:36 – REGNUM Picture Book «cake birthday of George Washington» writer Ramin Ganeshram caused a flurry of criticism from readers and book reviewers US, writes The Washington Post. The book received a score of one star in a review in the online store Amazon, and was the reason for the petition site Change.org.

The story of a black slave-cook Hercules and his daughter Delia preparing cake first president of the United States , according to readers and creates overly positive picture of slavery.

«Without additional historical information about the horrors of slavery Edition can create in children the wrong idea about the life of slaves” – so reacted on publishing public outrage. Although initially Scholastic Press defended the book.

The author previously claimed that the plot of her works based on real facts.

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