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All about us Hardcover – 1948

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  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Capitol Pub. Co (1948)
  • ASIN: B0007KCFHY
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,941,426 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Patricia VINE VOICE on May 30, 2009
Format: Mass Market Paperback Verified Purchase
NOTE: THIS BOOK CONTAINES A FORWARD WRITTEN BY ALBERT EINSTEIN!

WHEN IS IT POSSIBLE TO FORGIVE AN AUTHOR FOR CALLING A SYNAGOGUE A "JEWISH CHURCH"? When is it possible to forgive an author for using the nicer, (but at present, still unpreferrred), "N" word -- or using a man in overalls as a pictogram for a black person? It is possible when the book was written in 1947, and the author is Eva Knox Evans, and the book title is "All About Us"!

This is a children's book -- but it is a logical, well-illustrated, and very, very convincing anti-prejudice book. Taking the reader on an imaginary train-trip through time, and starting from cave times, when, the author theorizes, things like eartthquakes separated peoples, (who originally, of course, looked all alike), and forced them to go to different climates, where their outer facial features developed differently, to the surpising looks on these people's faces when they met each other again, long afterwards, to explainations of people's "blood types", (which are "A, B, AB and O"....only! -- and such things as saying, "she has a bit of royal blood" are patently ridiculous), to explaining the origins of different customs, (Inuit peoples -- or "Eskimos", as they are called in this book -- have a "shouting war", and the people who shout the loudest win -- no one is killed!), to explaining why "Snooty Susie", (snooty because her ancestors came to the New World, "first"), should actually be "snooted to" by the
"Indians", (Native Americans), as THEY were in the New World before Susie's ancestors were -- this is a book jam-packed with common sense, great examples, and wonderful illustrations. (The picture of two little black boys, about to be kidnapped into slavery, is mesmerizing.
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