[aisle] Should it stay or should it go?

Michelle Harris harrism at husd4.org
Thu May 16 12:15:46 CDT 2019

There are MANY new (and very good) biographies of Jackie Robinson.  I'd
purchase one or more of those and throw out the old, outdated one.  No need
to repeat old slurs, thus teaching them to a new generation. Check out what
this blog by the "Embrace Race" organization says about it (and check out
their helpful book recommendations, too!).

Michelle Harris
Heyworth CUSD #4

On Thu, May 16, 2019 at 12:10 PM Melissa Lambert via AISLE <
aisle at list.railslibraries.info> wrote:

> Sorry. I should also say this is a K-5 building.
> On Thu, May 16, 2019 at 1:09 PM Melissa Lambert <loydmeli at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> Hi All,
>> A teacher wants me to discard a book. *Jackie Robinson: A Life of
>> Courage* by Kieth Brandt (1992). There is a page that recounts a time
>> during Robinson's life when he was called a nigger, see below quote. I'm
>> inclined to keep it. What do you think? We also have an extensive
>> reconsideration policy and procedure.
>> "When he was 8 years old, his mother sent him out to sweep the sidewalk.
>> A little girl across the street started shouting, "nigger, nigger,
>> nigger!". Jackie was hurt. he shouted back, "You're nothing but a cracker!"
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Michelle Harris
District Librarian
Heyworth CUSD #4
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