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Mrs. Venus’s Class Exploring Jim Crow. This story revolves around a classroom on a different planet full of alien children who are learning about American history, specifically the Jim Crow era. The teacher and the students discuss the injustices and oppression experienced by African Americans and other non-white citizens. The next day, American student Jimmy Turner joins them, and he is faced with animosity by some of the alien children in the class. The alien teacher points to the similarities in the children’s prejudice against the human and the prejudice that was prominent during the Jim Crow era.
A children's book narrative authored by undergraduate students enrolled in Professor Eckelmann Berghel's HIST 3920: United States Race and Childhood course in 2018 Spring at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
Race relations -- Fiction; United States -- Race relations -- Juvenile literature
Children's and Young Adult Literature | United States History
United States Race and Childhood Fiction for Young Readers
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Reece, Kiana; Leach, Sara; Duggan, Emily; Boals, Zoe; and McClendon, Tucker, "Mrs. Venus's Class Exploring Jim Crow" United States Race and Childhood Fiction for Young Readers. https://scholar.utc.edu/race-and-childhood/5