The Story of Little Black Sambo. Helen BANNERMAN.

The Story of Little Black Sambo

London: Chatto and Windus, 1975. Good. Small hardcover : 61pp. (p.61 is recto of last free endpaper) : illustrated : blue boards with white illustrated border and lettering surrounding colour illustration : illustrated endpapers.

Top front joint bumped; lower edge of lower board dented; slight lean. Good. Item #1679

First published in 1899, Little Black Sambo was initially considered the first positive black hero in children's literature. The story later became subject to charges of racsim in the mid twentieth century because the names of the characters were racial slurs for dark-skinned people and the illustrations were considered to be in the 'pickanniny' style. It has since undergone numerous revisions and new illustrations. This 1975 Chatto and Windus edition is a reprint of their 1965 edition, which does not appear to depart far from the original.

Price: $10.00

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