Who Was Christopher Columbus? by Bonnie BaderThe good news is that there is a decent amount of accuracy in this book. Its hard to find solid and accurate Columbus books. Columbus is a highly mythologized figure in the US. This book DOES emphasize how obsessed he was with gold and that this drove everything Columbus did. It also mentions that he took Taino people as slaves and there is a passing mention of charging the Taino people a tribute.
HOWEVER - these truths are painted as side issues and are very glossed over. In reality, Columbus actively facilitated the mass murder and mutilation of native people.
I have two other pet peeves about this book:
1. The constant reference to discovering land
2. The illustrations of smiling, peaceful, no-worries native people, including those who are slaves.
Goosebumps HorrorLand: #8 Say Cheese - And Die Screaming!
Great writer, Good books!! I buy these books for my Grandson, He is nine years old. I've read a couple myself. Good Stuff 4 sure. I have always been a Goosebumps fan, but I only recently discovered the Horrorland series.
Goosebumps horrorland - say cheese and die scramming. The story “say cheese and die screaming'' by R.L STINE was a great book and it's about a girl called.
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