Mitali Perkins is doing what she calls a Cuci Mata project over at the Fire Escape. Once a month she's leading a discussion of a children's classic focusing on race, ethnicity, gender, and class. She and her followers will be looking for what qualifies the book as a classic, but also looking to see if the attitudes in the book are dated in terms of how we feel about race, ethnicity, gender, and class now.
I'm planning to take part in next month's discussion of An Old-Fashioned Girl by Louisa May Alcott. I guess I'd better start looking for a copy. Believe it or not, I might have one.
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