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Chellee

(2,121 posts)
12. Life Is So Good by George Dawson & Richard Glaubman
Sun Aug 28, 2022, 12:28 AM
Aug 2022

I have just started reading it. It's amazing.

https://www.insider.com/texas-george-dawson-middle-school-deemed-biography-not-appropriate-2022-8

A Texas school district has deemed parts of a Black author's biography "not appropriate" for middle school students, even though one of the middle schools in the district is named after the writer.


"That's hurtful," Irvin told WFAA of the book review. "You take away the bad and the ugly, and you only talk about the good, that doesn't add up."

"Black history is American history," Irvin continued. "You can't have one without the other. I can't go to your history and tell you, 'hey x that out of your life, that didn't happen.'"

Irvin told WFAA he suspects the first chapter, which details Dawson's friend's lynching after he was wrongly accused of raping a white woman, could be the problem.


If George Dawson could witness that horror when he was 10, I think the children of Southlake can learn about it when they're 12.
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