Race and Otherness

For centuries, minorities have been represented through simplistic, stereotyped caricatures. Children's literature is no exception. The books in this collection highlight just a few of these representations. The story of Little Black Sambo is presented as an example of the complexities of racial depictions throughout the last century. This website also provides an overview of the history and controversy surrounding Little Black Sambo, a list of useful resources, and suggested discussion questions.


Theresa Ball