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Guest Column: Joelle Jordan


January 16, 2020

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The Skippyjon Jones series of children's book has created controversy in the literary community because of its racist stereotypes of Hispanics

CRESWELL – I am a Creswell community member as well as an educator and a young white woman. Months ago, a child I work with told me about a favorite book series of theirs to get from the Creslane Elementary Library.

It was the Skippyjon Jones books by Judith Byron Schachner.

I hadn't heard of them so I looked for it online through the app, Epic!, so we could read it together. It wasn't on this children's book app so I found a reading of it on YouTube to watch.

I was horrified by the blatant stereotypes and fake Spanish throughout the story.

The child could tell I wasn't enjoying listenin...

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