Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Enslaved vs Slave

A month ago my daughter and I went to an American Girl Doll event at a children's boostore, the site of her real looong birthday party. It was a great presentation. In honor of Black History Month, Evelyn Coleman, author of the the latest Addy tale, talked about the book as well as her personal and professional life.

Despite my general reservations about American Girl dolls as a hobby, I'm so glad we went. Ms. Coleman was warm, funny and informative. And she made a point of referring to Addy as an enslaved girl rather than a slave. Two little letters that make all the difference.

This article touches on the reasoning behind using enslaved.

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