Letter: Month is about history

Re: ‘Black history month books for kids’ (Metro, Feb. 4)

You list five new books. In reviewing your five selections, it is hard to see what connection to history four of these five books have. If history is defined as past events that relate to a particular subject, place, etc., then your selection is sorely lacking.

The purpose of Black History Month is to ensure the physical and intellectual survival of a race within the broader society and to seize the opportunity to honor the too-often-neglected ACCOMPLISHMENTS of Black America in every endeavor throughout the history of this country.

The purpose is not to start a conversation about equality and race, with books about growing up without a father who is in jail, the trials and tribulations of being a biracial child and modern-day slavery.

Clayton Snow, via email



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