An Apology for Little Black Sambo

I have a confession to make. My oldest daughter's favorite book, when she was two, was "Little Black Sambo," by Helen Bannerman. Initially, I had no idea some people found it racist and offensive, but even when I found out, I didn't stop reading it. Sambo is one of my favorite children in literature. It was also too late. Molly was in love with the story. This is my apology (in the defense sense of the word) for and to Little Black Sambo. I'm connecting it to Black History Month because I think it should be read with pride and joy. An Apology for Little Black Sambo

Chinese New Year 2013 Year of the Snake Party Planner

The Year of the Rat in the Chinese New Year calendar begins on February 10 for 2013. It's year of the snake. Ring in the Chinese New Year with a party for your classroom, home-school group, scout troop, 4-H club or any other venue you have to explore diversity and culture. Here are books, crafts, games and activities! And in the long dark days of February (for many of us), a cultural celebration can spark some light in a stale, dragging school year. This party planner includes the elements of a good lesson as well as a good party.  Chinese New Year Party Planner


Follow Me on Pinterest

About Me

My photo

Freelance writer, Top 100 Yahoo! Voices, Yahoo! News, Shine, Michigan, Detroit), blogger, teacher, mom of 4, happily married 25 years. Graduated GVSU 1986, psychology/general education and special education. continuing ed up to present. Certified MI teacher. Writing Michigan history mystery, children's Gothic fantasy. Areas of expertise: education, relationships, mental health, nutrition, history, world cultures. Passions: faith, Catholic church, sustainable living, interfaith initiatives, living simply that others might simply live. Working on MA in EI education. 

Blog Archive

Total Pageviews