Epaminondas and His Auntie (Classic Reprint) [Sara Cone Bryant] on Amazon. com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Excerpt from Epaminondas and His. THE STORY OF EPAMINONDAS AND HIS AUNTIE [A Southern nonsense tale.] Epaminondas used to go to see his Auntie ‘most every day, and she nearly. Epaminondas and His Auntie has 47 ratings and 11 reviews. Joyce said: I have this book in my collection for many reasons. It’s been censored repeatedly.

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The stories’ texts focus on and derive their humor from the problem of miscommunication between adults and children.

As an adult you have been conditioned to think that there is nothing wrong with the book and find nothing wrong with racial slurs and racial humor and so remain a fan of this book. The way to carry butter is to wrap it up in some leaves and take it down to the brook, and cool it in the water, and cool it in the water, and cool it in the water, and then take it on your hands, careful, and bring it along home.

No child is born a racist, an angry activist, or with the feeling of racial superiority, or inferiority, those are taught to them by adults and passed from child to child and generation to generation.

Lists with This Book. Or it could be seen as an opportunity to talk about race.

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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Right from the first page I knew that I was probably not going to enjoy this book, because the first illustration in the book showed a young black child looking like a black pickaninny of the old south.


Retrieved from ” https: Dec 28, Lee rated it really liked it. Jillian D rated it really liked it Mar 23, The Epaminondas character is a young African American boy, and the stories are based on folk tales from the Southern states of the U.

Epaminondas and His Auntie

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Epaminondas and his mammy’s umbrella. Very good condition in a good dustwrapper. Being the librarian in the family makes me the holder of books The pictures and language are from a tim My Dad gave me his copy of the book. The majority of the people targeted for coercive sterilization in the US were black and native american.

But you can guess. To declare this book “racist” or “not racist” is to be even more foolish than Epaminondas.

Water-dropped pages with light tanning to page edges. This page was last edited on 1 Mayat I think that those epamijondas still claim that this book is okay for children to listen to or read are the perfect example of why the book should not be read to young children.

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My brother and I were talking about this book and I pulled ajnt off the shelf – it was just as he and I remembered it. This article about a picture book is a stub. It was first published in She would tell this story whenever my brother or I would do something xnd or careless and say that we didn’t have the sense God gave us.


So the story of a black boy with aunr weak intellect perfectly reflects the scientific racism of the time and could be seen as a justification for a real historical program of racial genocide.

Epaminondas is a young black boy, The majority in Quebec have every right to be afraid to lose everything that they have gained. The bottom right corner of the cover is very slightly buffed see pictures. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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So why is it so appealing to people to think they look like that, and pretend they look like ad, and to like to look at icons that look like that.

You need not take it as your own, just respect the fact that I am entitled to it, as you are yours.

Gregg rated it it was amazing Jul 08, It’s been censored repeatedly, it’s not politically adn, and it’s my mother-in-laws favorite memory from her childhood. Megan rated it it was amazing Aug 11, I’ll go see her my own self.

July Learn how and when to remove this template message. Epaminondas, what you got in your hat? If you hold cake tightly in your fist it will crumble to bits, or even that there is something wrong once it happens.