An Un-Calibrated Centrifuge

Caddie Woodlawn

Caddie Woodlawn - Carol Ryrie Brink

Coworker: I love Caddie Woodlawn. It's great. 

Me: Is it racist like the Little House books?

Coworker: No. 


That's a rough estimation of what my coworker told me and, spoiler alert, she was wrong. Caddie Woodlawn contains bad depictions of Native Americans (I point you to American Indians in Children's Literature for more information). And on top of that, it's just boring. I'm disappointed that it showed up on two of my lists. This is one "classic" that I think we can leave in the past.