Was the Cat in the Hat Black?

Was the Cat in the Hat Black?

The Hidden Racism of Children's Literature, and the Need for Diverse Books

Book - 2017
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Publisher: ©2017
New York, NY :, Oxford University Press,, [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780190635077
Characteristics: ix, 278 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction: race, racism, and the cultures of childhood
The strange career of The cat in the hat; or, Dr. Seuss's racial imagination
How to read uncomfortably: racism, affect, and classic children's books
Whiteness, nostalgia, and fantastic flying books: William Joyce's racial erasures vs. Hurricane Katrina
Don't judge a book by its color: the destructive fantasy of whitewashing (and vice-versa)
Childhoods "outside the boundaries of imagination": genre is the new Jim Crow
Conclusion: a manifesto for anti-racist children's literature.


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