If the main character of your children’s book is a slave, watch out, warns Meghan Cox Durdon in the Wall Street Journal. It’s hard to satisfy the PC police.
A Birthday Cake for George Washington was criticized “for an excessively jolly portrayal of enslaved people,” writes Durdon.
“The picture book valorized Hercules, Washington’s chef, who is regarded as America’s first celebrity cook and who, in the story, dazzles his daughter by confecting a cake without sugar.”
The author is Ramin Ganeshram, a woman of Iranian-Trinidadian descent, and the illustrator and editor are…
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