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suzycat 27th-Jan-2013 01:12 pm (UTC)
How does one work around it best though? I'm thinking of the time I recently reread Swallows and Amazons, which remains a fantastic book for kids - except for the use of the terms "savages" and "natives" by the kids in make-believe (which touches on class, actually, too, but that's not what we are discussing). I really dislike censorship of books, but I understand that in some cases there are not parents, teachers around who can talk kids through the subjects. So what do you use instead of 'savages' and 'natives' in a book about some white British kids playing pirates on a lake with boats in the 1920s?

I don't know the Pippi books that well, but I am a little uncertain about the appropriateness of "South Seas king" as well. I am from the "South Seas" and most kings from round here are Polynesian. They're real people, not fantasies.
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