Post by lovelylemontree on Jul 22, 2008 23:29:51 GMT -5
why was there no Native American character?
Oh, my gosh, that never even occurred to me. I am so glad Ann M. and the ghostwriters didn't go there. The "Jessi is black!" stuff was bad enough. I don't think I could handle a bunch of Native American stereotypes.
Post by lionessblack on Jul 23, 2008 13:23:58 GMT -5
I have to agree about the Zuni pen pals. I actually think the stereotype thing was addressed at one point in the beginning of Dawn and the Big Sleepover, wasn't it? When a Pike kid mentions that "White" or "Smith" or something didn't sound Native American and proceeded to talk about what they thought Native Americans were like, and Mallory was like, "Dude, that's a stereotype."
And for what it's worth, Dawn the Big Sleepover and BSC in the USA are mentioned on the Zuni Wikipedia page.