Melissa
Melissa asked:

I am wondering about the scene with the cannibals on the island, who are called "savage" and "black." Do you think this part is racist?

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Cricket Muse It might be better to discuss the language so students can decide for themselves, otherwise we will start pulling apart books such as To Kill a Mockingbird for its language and situational drama that is reflective of the time period.
Cindy Yes, I do. I removed this book from my class library. I'm not sure if the racist language was removed from later editions of the book.
Susan Lovett I'd need to read it to get the "feel" of it, you know? Certainly outdated to say the least!
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