Hidden Racism In Children's Literature; Poet Jessica Ayala
Have you ever revisited a favorite book from your childhood . . . to find that it is actually racist? As our society's thoughts on race continue to evolve, we'll consult the author of the new book Was the Cat in the Hat Black?: The Hidden Racism of Children's Literature, and the Need for Diverse Books.
Plus, we hear from Kansas City artist and activist Jessica Ayala, whose new collection of poetry, Huelga, will be released this Saturday, Aug. 26.
- Philip Nel, author, professor, K-State English Department
- Christine Taylor Butler, children's book author
- Jessica Ayala, poet, artist-in-residence, Charlotte Street Foundation