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This week's readings from the Project Gutenberg site offer wonderful examples of Alphabets, Chapter Books, and Picture Books. Some, such as The Adventure of Two Dutch Dolls and a 'Golliwogg' and Little Black Sambo, offer a look at how stereotypical depictions of people of color have presented in literary culture. Be sure to read "Little Brown Sanjay and Little Black Sambo: Childhood Reading, Adult Rereading; Colonial Text and Postcolonial Reception" from the Week 2 Electronic Reserve Readings page in conjunction with these picture books.
Navigate to the Project Gutenberg website.
Search for the following titles in Project Gutenberg. When you have selected and opened the correct text, search for the indicated readings listed beneath each title, below.
A Apple Pie by Kate Greenaway
The Anti-Slavery Alphabet by Anonymous
Mother Goose's Nursery Rhymes by Crane, Gilbert, Tenniel, Weir, and Zwecker
Chap-books of the Eighteenth Century by John Ashton
Struwwelpeter: Merry Stories and Funny Pictures by Heinrich Hoffmann
Under the Window: Pictures & Rhymes for Children by Kate Greenaway
The Real Mother Goose by Blanche Fisher Wright
The Queen of Hearts, and Sing a Song for Sixpence by Randolph Caldecott
The Adventure of Two Dutch Dolls and a 'Golliwogg' by Bertha Upton
Little Black Sambo by Helen Bannerman
The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter