Censoring Children’s Books


This post on censoring children’s books is just plain interesting.  I grew up never knowing about the prejudices and racial ideology of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Dr. Doolittle.  I’m not sure where I stand, though perhaps this issue is too complex to be divided into two distinct sides.  I don’t think that I’m any worse off thinking that Oompa-Loompas were from Loompaland.  I don’t think I would promote either of those books in their original form to children.  But I would hate to lose the works’ original forms.


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