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Scholastic pulls Happy Slave book from distribution. But who thought this was a good idea?

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Scholastic publishing house, the people who gave us Harry Potter and too-many-to-count school book fairs have been forced to pull the book A Birthday Cake for George Washington from distribution because of the uproar over the book’s depiction of slaves happily serving their master.

“…we believe that, without more historical background on the evils of slavery than this book for younger children can provide, the book may give a false impression of the reality of the lives of slaves and therefore should be withdrawn.”

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