Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Library Promotion---BANNED BOOK WEEK


In Celebration of Banned Book Week

Little Black Sambo

by Helen Bannerman

published in 1899

When I was a child growing up my favorite book was "Little Black Sambo" by Helen Bannerman.
I read it all the time.  It is about a little boy called Sambo from South India not Africa.  He encounters 4 tigers all very hungry.  In order for them not to eat him he surrenders his clothes, shoes and umbrella.  Being extremely vain all tigers thinking that they are dressed much better then the other, they chase each other around a tree reducing them all to pools of butter.  His mother then makes pancakes with the butter. 

Banned or challenged due to
  • Racist