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11 childrens' books that are historically accurate

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In the wake of the controversial children's book A Birthday Cake for George Washington, which inaccurately pushed the "happy slave narrative", being removed from the shelves, here's a list of children's literature that's more historically accurate. 1. The People Could Fly, by Virginia Hamilton
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2. Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters, by John Steptoe

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3. Bird In a Box, by Andrea Davis Pinkney

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4. Bud Not Buddy, by Christopher Paul Curtis

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5. Meet Addy, by Connie Porter

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6. The Land, by Mildred D. Taylor

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7. Bright Eyes, Brown Skin, by Cheryl Willis Hudson and Bernette G. Ford

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8. Mirandy and Brother Wind, by Patricia McKissack

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9. Brown Girl Dreaming, by Jacqueline Woodson

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10. Color Me Dark: The Diary of Nellie Lee Love, the Great Migration North (Dear America), by Patricia McKissack

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11. Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, by Mildred D. Taylor

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