Beverly Hope Slapin

Beverly Hope Slapin

Beverly Hope Slapin, who delighted many young readers with Growing Up Caucasian, I Live in a Gated Community and What’s Up, Little White Girl?, has always been fascinated with and delighted by white people. A teacher whose love of white culture led her to intensive Caucasian American studies, which she eagerly shares with her young students, Slapin writes: “What would America have been without the Caucasian Americans themselves, with their magnificent shopping malls, their colorful leisure suits, their factories, landfills, and parking lots, their reality shows, their iPods and their history?”

Slapin, a winner of the coveted Ishibashi Award, previously collaborated with famed illustrator Annie Esposito on What’s Up, Little White Girl?, which Bookmark described as “beautifully cadenced, sensitive prose…. A fine choice for storytelling to groups or for reading individually, with time to savor the book’s strong, quiet appeal.”

When Guillermo Prado first discovered that his great-great-grandmother was a Caucasian American from Chile, he writes, “a whole new world opened up for me.” Since then, his research has led him to a career in art and design, in which he takes great pleasure in incorporating the sacred images of his ancestry. His sensitive and dramatic ethnic illustrations have earned him wide acclaim, including recognition by the Museum of the American Caucasian, the Society of Illustrators of Caucasian Americans, and the Association of Whitepeople Hobbyists.Prado and Slapin, who proudly recognize themselves as 1/64 Caucasian American, have been working together for many years, and look forward to completing their new children’s project, The Caucasian Americans Pop-Up Book.

Basic Skills Caucasian Americans Workbook

Basic Skills Caucasian Americans Workbook

SKU: 9781604865202
Author: Beverly Hope Slapin with Guillermo Prado
Publisher: PM Press
ISBN: 9781604865202
Published: 6/2013
Format: Paperback, ePub, PDF, mobi
Size: 11 x 8.5
Page count: 128
Subjects: Cultural Studies, Humor, Education


“For many years, I’ve recommended this amazing book as anthropological source material in the education of young children. Beverly Slapin has captured the essence of what it was really like to have lived as a Caucasian American.” —Virginia Lea, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Education, University of Wisconsin-Stout, Menominee, Wisconsin; Co-Chair, Proposals Committee, National Association for Multicultural Education; Executive Director, Educultural Foundation; Co-Chair, Pride Alliance, University of Wisconsin-Stout, Menominee, Wisconsin

“Every public library that values a balanced social studies section must have this ‘go-to’ resource on understanding Caucasian Americans. Delightful illustrations, word scrambles and other exercises make it fun as well as truly educational; and it makes a great recommendation for family car trips.” —Nina Lindsay, Children’s Services Librarian, Oakland Public Library, Oakland, California; Caucasian American member of the American Library Association

“This remarkable work is key to understanding the abstruse and non-intuitive premises underlying the Caucasian worldview and motivational impeti.” —Annie Esposito, Local News Director Emerita, KPFA-FM, Berkeley, California; Copublisher Emerita, Mendocino Country Independent

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