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Scholastic Pulls Children's Book About George Washington And His Slaves After Outcry
By HILLEL ITALIE, AP
The picture book was strongly criticized for its upbeat images and story of Washington's cook, the slave Hercules and his daughter, Delia.
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was released earlier this year, a pattern began to emerge: Librarians who had loved the book and invited me to visit their students were suddenly canceling those visits, backing out for fear of parental backlash.
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