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(Orlando Sentinel)   Classic Florida children's books, 'Cracker Kitchen' & 'Strawberry Girl': "I was anticipating Strawberry Shortcake, what I got was 'Tobacco Road' for kids. An oddly shocking delight"   (orlandosentinel.com) divider line 21
    More: Florida, Tobacco Road, florida, Tarpon Springs, American Library Association, Quentin Boyer, cultural heritage  
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2013-02-18 09:08:47 AM
But it's not racist.
 
2013-02-18 09:20:38 AM
I read that book when I was about 9... very good read. Lots of interesting topics for a 9-year old...vengence, wrath, cunning...like TFA says... Strawberry Shortcake, it's not.  Go to Amazon and buy your kid a copy...even if she's 10.
 
2013-02-18 09:25:27 AM
Well, ya gotta buy those strawberry's somewhere, DUH!

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2013-02-18 09:25:58 AM
Not racist when referring to a native of Florida (and possibly Georgia).

A few years ago when I first met a new neighbor, I mentioned that my oldest daughter was born in Florida. The lady replied "Oh, a cracker!"

I was stunned, but somehow managed to bite my tongue. As soon as I could, I looked up "cracker" and found this:  Florida Cracker
 
2013-02-18 09:28:59 AM
Are you aware that KANES FURNITURE is having a sale?  that's KANES FURNITURE.
Just in case you're deaf.
Nice going subby, work at Kanes?
 
2013-02-18 09:29:30 AM
Gods, I read Strawberry Girl when I was kid as well. Yeah, vengeance..
 
2013-02-18 09:37:57 AM

Marcintosh: KANES FURNITURE


Wait till we get our Kanes on you.
 
2013-02-18 09:38:37 AM
See Jack.
Jack sells crack.
Sell crack, Jack.

See Jane.
Jane ran away from an abusive home.
Run, Jane, run.

Jack sees Jane.
Jack says "Jane, let's be friends."
"Here, friend Jane, crack up."

Jane likes crack
Jane smokes up her savings.
Jane needs cash fast.

Jack takes Jane to the Pornographer
Jane gets promised cash to do things on video.
Jane does bikers and girls.

Jane says "Where's my cash?"
Pornographer says "I paid Jack."
"Jack has your cash. Go see Jack."

Jane catches Jack on the street.
"Where's my cash, Jack?"
"Thanks to you, I have STDs"

Jack laughs.
Laugh, Jack, laugh.
You owed me for crack, Jane. "
That was my cash."

Jane stomps on Jack,
Stomp, Jane, stomp!
Stripper boots reduce jack's skull to mush.

That night, cops notice Jane's stripper boot have blood
They pull her off the stage.
DNA convicts Jane of Murder Pre-med.

Jane goes down for a hard twenty
Go, Jane. Go!
In the medium, Jane finds a new friend named Gertie.
 
2013-02-18 09:41:41 AM
Cracker Kitchen? Is that anything like my Peckerwood Pantry?
 
2013-02-18 09:48:41 AM

Tangenital: Cracker Kitchen? Is that anything like my Peckerwood Pantry?


Mine's got a Honky Hibachi.
 
2013-02-18 09:56:27 AM
Some soundstracks for your reading pleasure. Also, don't forget The Yearling.
 
2013-02-18 10:01:00 AM

DesertZephyr: I read that book when I was about 9... very good read. Lots of interesting topics for a 9-year old...vengence, wrath, cunning...like TFA says... Strawberry Shortcake, it's not.  Go to Amazon and buy your kid a copy...even if she's 10.


I think I read every Lois Lenski book I could get my hands on when I was a kid. She was one of my favorite childhood authors.
 
2013-02-18 10:18:29 AM
Duma Key was an excellent Florida kid's book.
 
2013-02-18 11:20:34 AM

vudukungfu: Marcintosh: KANES FURNITURE

Wait till we get our Kanes on you.


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the least offensive caining img I could find
 
2013-02-18 12:26:44 PM

Bathia_Mapes: DesertZephyr: I read that book when I was about 9... very good read. Lots of interesting topics for a 9-year old...vengence, wrath, cunning...like TFA says... Strawberry Shortcake, it's not.  Go to Amazon and buy your kid a copy...even if she's 10.

I think I read every Lois Lenski book I could get my hands on when I was a kid. She was one of my favorite childhood authors.


Mine, too. I still have a copy of Strawberry Girl, and remember another favorite was Shoo-Fly Girl. I learned a lot about how other people had lived and about other regions from her books.
 
2013-02-18 12:34:12 PM
YAY! Thinly veiled racism! Can I play?

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2013-02-18 04:07:21 PM

lilistonic: Mine, too. I still have a copy of Strawberry Girl, and remember another favorite was Shoo-Fly Girl. I learned a lot about how other people had lived and about other regions from her books.


I own those, plus Judy's Journey, Blue Ridge Boy, Ocean-Born Mary, Puritan Adventure, Boom Town Boy, Cotton in My Sack and Prairie School.
 
2013-02-18 08:08:06 PM

Bathia_Mapes: lilistonic: Mine, too. I still have a copy of Strawberry Girl, and remember another favorite was Shoo-Fly Girl. I learned a lot about how other people had lived and about other regions from her books.

I own those, plus Judy's Journey, Blue Ridge Boy, Ocean-Born Mary, Puritan Adventure, Boom Town Boy, Cotton in My Sack and Prairie School.


I remember the last two in your list very well. I wonder if they're at the library; I'd read them again.
 
2013-02-18 09:02:00 PM

lilistonic: Bathia_Mapes: lilistonic: Mine, too. I still have a copy of Strawberry Girl, and remember another favorite was Shoo-Fly Girl. I learned a lot about how other people had lived and about other regions from her books.

I own those, plus Judy's Journey, Blue Ridge Boy, Ocean-Born Mary, Puritan Adventure, Boom Town Boy, Cotton in My Sack and Prairie School.

I remember the last two in your list very well. I wonder if they're at the library; I'd read them again.


The library in my area has all the ones I've listed plus quite a few other titles. Hopefully your local library will have them too.
 
2013-02-19 07:42:46 AM
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2013-02-19 11:42:56 AM
"What cracker is this ... that deafes our ears / With this abundance of superfluous breath?"
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