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Slave Dancer, The
by Paula Fox | Children's Books
Registered by winghyphen8wing of Honolulu, Hawaii USA on 1/23/2010
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Journal Entry 1 by winghyphen8wing from Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Saturday, January 23, 2010

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1974 Newbery Medal Winner

Read this years ago but don't really remember it, so I'm rereading it now.

Someone apparently tried to ban this book because the description of slavery is too graphic. Isn't the idea that we want people to know it was a *bad thing* so it shouldn't happen any more? How is anyone supposed to get that concept across if the whole idea of slavery is sugar-coated? :( 


Journal Entry 2 by winghyphen8wing from Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Wednesday, January 27, 2010

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Yep, it's pretty grim all right. But wouldn't you expect the journey of a slave ship to be that way? How could it be otherwise?

I would've liked a note at the end about the author's research..but Jessie hears that conditions are *worse* on other ships, and I'm inclined to believe that.

Not exactly a shining moment in human history, but one that should be remembered. 


Journal Entry 3 by winghyphen8wing at Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Monday, February 08, 2010

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Released 7 yrs ago (2/8/2010 UTC) at Honolulu, Hawaii USA

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This book is going to Wyoming in response to NMReader's request for books for the teen crisis center; it's also being released for NMReader's 2010 Banned and Challenged Books Release Challenge.

RABCK #13/52 for tokorua's <a href="http://www.bookcrossing.com/forum/10/418569>2010 52 rabck's in 52 weeks challenge.
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