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Helen Bannerman (1862–1946)

Forfatter af Historien om Lille Sorte Sambo

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Værker af Helen Bannerman

Historien om Lille Sorte Sambo (1899) 1,102 eksemplarer
The Story of Little Babaji (1996) — Forfatter — 598 eksemplarer
The Story of Sambo and the Twins (1936) 22 eksemplarer
The Story of Little Black Mingo (1960) 20 eksemplarer
The Story of Little Black Quibba (1902) 13 eksemplarer
The Story of Little Black Quasha (1908) 10 eksemplarer
The Story of Little Black Bobtail (1909) 9 eksemplarer
Little Black Sambo (1959) 8 eksemplarer
The Little Black Sambo Story Book (1899) 6 eksemplarer
All About Little Black Sambo. (1917) 4 eksemplarer
Book Trails for Baby Feet (1946) 3 eksemplarer

Associated Works

The Gunniwolf and Other Merry Tales (1936) — Bidragyder — 5 eksemplarer
Little Black Sambo [1934 short film] (1935) — Original story — 1 eksemplar

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As a child, I loved this story. I admired the boy at the centre of the story. He had huge courage in the face of great danger. He was clever and outwitted his assailants. He was well loved by his mother and father. He was proud of his beautiful clothes and shoes. I wanted a pair of crimson soled shoes so much. Best of all he got to eat as many pancakes as he liked.

I wanted to be brave and clever, just like "Little Black Sambo".

When I became a parent, I wanted to share the joy of this story with my children but it had become difficult to procure. When I did find a copy, I spoke about the changes in language that reflected the changes in societal expectations. I was able to explain why the names of the characters are insulting and unacceptable by today's standards. The book became an historical teaching tool.

Sometimes in reading the story, I add my own embellishments. My children have loved it too.

I have read a few attempts to modernise the story but they do not capture the wonder of the character in the original work.

I still love this story and still read it to children of all ages.
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CeciliaClark | 40 andre anmeldelser | Sep 12, 2023 |
A nice retelling of Little Black S*mbo which has been adapted so as to not use racial slurs and racist depictions.

Fun fact, when I worked as an Amazon Prime/Whole Foods shopper our orders were assigned four or five character words which were generated by some Amazon algorithm. On at least two occasions the order ticket machine spat out "s*mbo" for an order name (which would be plastered on every grocery bag in that order.) A coworker reported it to WF management but of course they had no control over the device/word bank and I assume it's still spittin' out occasional slurs to this day. And this is why, yes, computers can be biased and racist and reflect whatever other social blind spots we allow to persist.… (mere)
bmanglass | 1 anden anmeldelse | Aug 31, 2023 |
Well dodgy. It's not surprising people grew up to be racist readers of the Daily Mail if they had this read to them as a child.
pete_rowanbank | Jul 7, 2023 |
I always thought this was a wonderful book because it showed how smart the little boy was in the end
drmom62 | 40 andre anmeldelser | Apr 21, 2023 |



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