Was the Cat in the Hat black? the hidden racism of children's literature, and the need for diverse books /
Racism is resilient, duplicitous, and endlessly adaptable, so it is no surprise that America is again in a period of civil rights activism. A significant reason racism endures is because it is structural: it's embedded in culture and in institutions. One of the places that racism hides -- and t...
|Main Author:||Nel, Philip, 1969-|
New York, NY :
Oxford University Press,
ix, 278 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
- 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.