The Value of Truth and Trust: The Story of Cochise by Ann Donegan JohnsonOne thing I do totally love about this book is that even non-humans get reactions. In the illustrations, tents have sad faces in depictions of fighting, horses look sly when their owners are being untrustworthy, the sun is pleased when people are being honest with each other, and a vulture embodies Cochises doubt, like an anti-Jiminy Cricket.
I also appreciate that the book neither lambastes nor white-paints either side; mistakes were made, and some people were wrong and a bit crap, and that happened. Such balanced presentation is great for kids just starting to learn about how much white folks effed over the natives. Of course, they dont go into the later near-eradication, but hey, they get a good head start.
One of the things I wasnt too keen on, though, was the constant correlation between telling the truth and feeling better, as in youll feel better if you dont lie. I can see where this is coming from, and sometimes its true, but I look at encouraging kids to tell the truth more as an installation of knowing what is right and also helpful to other people, not what makes you feel warm and fuzzy inside. Besides, under this system, the minute a kid lies and DOESNT feel like crap, the whole system goes out the window. Yes, I do know this from personal experience.
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