The picture book was strongly criticized for its upbeat images and story of Washington's cook, the slave Hercules and his daughter, Delia.
"If you get traumatized reading a book," says best-selling author Azar Nafisi, "how will you live?"
Defending its actions, the NLB, home to 5 million books and audio-visual materials, said in part: On Friday, Communications
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Sharif and others contend that the book fails to differentiate between the terrorists responsible for the 9/11 attacks and