Friday, September 3, 2021

Dear Mr. Dickens by Nancy Churnin, Bethany Stancliffe (Illustrated by)


This is an interesting story.  A young girl writes to Mr. Dickens and asks him not to make Jewish characters mean and wicked.

Albert Whitman and Company and Edelweiss let me read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published October 1st.

I'd never heard this about Dickens but it is a fact.  The girl reading the story was Jewish and she didn't like the way he portrayed them in his stories.  She wrote to him but he wasn't impressed.  Then she wrote again and he made some changes in his writing style.

It's amazing to me that a great, busy author would listen to a young woman, but he did.

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