Book review: ‘Prairie Lotus’ reimagines ‘Little House’ world through eyes of a Chinese girl

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Like countless American girls, Linda Sue Park devoured the “Little House” novels of Laura Ingalls Wilder, re-reading them and imagining herself in the stories as a friend of young Laura.But as she grew up, Park was troubled by the way those stories treated people of color, in particular Ma’s hatred of Native Americans. “Ultimately it meant that she would never have allowed Laura to become friends with someone like me. Someone with black hair and dark eyes and tan […]  » Read More

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