Revisiting Wilder’s ‘Little House’ books

Anonymous Patron writes “Wayne Scott has an essay, Revisiting Wilder’s ‘Little House’ books, on The Oregonian.

So what do we do with the “Little House” books? My family is still listening to them during car trips, but the narration is interspersed with one of us parents frequently shouting, “Stop the CD!” We are trying to find developmentally appropriate ways to talk about racism and oppression. It’s as big a part of American identity as rugged individualism and grace under pressure.

He hadn’t recalled from his childhood reading of these stories was their unrelenting contempt for Native Americans.”