Journals Higher Education



Published: 29 March 2019

304 Pages | 40 black-and-white illustrations

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190932879

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Was the Cat in the Hat Black?

The Hidden Racism of Children's Literature, and the Need for Diverse Books

Philip Nel

  • Gives those who teach, create, edit, or agent children's books potential tools to uproot systemic racism
  • Explores how children's literature obscures its racialized origins
  • Examines the common marketing practice of "whitewashing" and the growing resistance to it