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Bessie Smith and the Night Riders

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  • Posted August 21, 2012

    I am currently a librarian employed by the state of Florida and

    I am currently a librarian employed by the state of Florida and I
    recently saw this book added to our stacks. While I realize this book is
    supposed to be slightly historical, I was fairly offended by the
    portrail of most of the characters in the story. Since this is likely a
    child's first introduction to racial problems, it could be potential
    hate mongering. It made me feel that a child will automatically
    associate any white person with the Ku Klux Klan and that off the bat,
    everyone is going to hate the child simply for being black. Being white
    and from the south, I have seen my fair share of racial issues, but most
    of the racial problems in our country are from things like this that
    introduce impressionable children to hate that they don't need to know
    about till they are ready to understand that most people are not like
    the ones in the book. We have recently pulled the book from our picture
    book stacks because we feel that it is too violent and has too much
    adult content for young children. It is being moved to adult non-fiction
    so that adults can show it to their children at their own discretion.

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