The Resource Should we burn Babar? : essays on children's literature and the power of stories, Herbert Kohl

Should we burn Babar? : essays on children's literature and the power of stories, Herbert Kohl

Label
Should we burn Babar? : essays on children's literature and the power of stories
Title
Should we burn Babar?
Title remainder
essays on children's literature and the power of stories
Statement of responsibility
Herbert Kohl
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The title essay, a consideration of Babar the elephant, raises the question of what to do with a charming and widely-loved book whose messages, nonetheless, need to be challenged. Also included in this volume is Kohl's acclaimed essay on Rosa Parks, available here for the first time in book form. In it Kohl points out the subtle, but real, racism inherent in the usual telling of the Rosa Parks story and offers another, more truthful version entitled "She Would Not Be Moved." This retelling illustrates how Mrs. Parks's actions were part of an organized struggle for freedom, not a mere personal act of frustration. Throughout, Kohl provides new perspectives on well-known children's stories, highlighting instances of racism, sexism, and condescension that detract from the tale being told. He provides strategies for detecting bias in other works for young people and offers powerful ideas for better ways to tell children stories
Cataloging source
FO
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Kohl, Herbert R
Dewey number
809/.89282
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN1009.5.R32
LC item number
K64 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Children's literature
  • Racism in literature
  • Racism in textbooks
Label
Should we burn Babar? : essays on children's literature and the power of stories, Herbert Kohl
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [173]-178)
Contents
Should We Burn Babar? Questioning Power in Children's Literature -- The Story of Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott Revisited -- A Plea for Radical Children's Literature -- Wicked Boys and Good Schools: Three Takes on Pinocchio -- The Good Old Days. I Was There. Where Was They? A Fictional History of Public Education in the United States
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xi, 178 p.
Isbn
9781565842588
Lccn
95068697
System control number
  • (CaMWU)u975780-01umb_inst
  • (Sirsi) AJP-1305
  • 05776
  • (OCoLC)32948313
Label
Should we burn Babar? : essays on children's literature and the power of stories, Herbert Kohl
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [173]-178)
Contents
Should We Burn Babar? Questioning Power in Children's Literature -- The Story of Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott Revisited -- A Plea for Radical Children's Literature -- Wicked Boys and Good Schools: Three Takes on Pinocchio -- The Good Old Days. I Was There. Where Was They? A Fictional History of Public Education in the United States
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xi, 178 p.
Isbn
9781565842588
Lccn
95068697
System control number
  • (CaMWU)u975780-01umb_inst
  • (Sirsi) AJP-1305
  • 05776
  • (OCoLC)32948313

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