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Little Black Sambo

by Bannerman, Helen, Illustrated by Helen Bannerman

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Harper Collins Pub Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. Small Book. No Copyright date - REPRINT & Has DJ. Hardcover.

The Story of Little Black Sambo, a children's book by Helen Bannerman, a Scot who lived for 30 years in Madras in southern India, was first published in London in 1899. (An American edition of the book was illustrated by Florence White Williams. ) In the tale, an Indian boy named Sambo prevails over a group of hungry tigers. The little boy has to give his colourful new clothes, shoes, and umbrella to four tigers so they will not eat him.


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On Jan 14 2015, said:
  "When I was a young I thought this was a great book. I never considered this book racist. But back then I didn't know what racism was. Sambo could have pink with yellow polka dots I would never have known the difference. Only when the grown ups made it racist did this ever enter my mind.



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