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Ducking racism?

I was very surprised to see a photograph of a teacher reading The Ugly Duckling to a black child (TES, First Appointments, May 5).

Most schools have removed such books from their libraries in the cause of anti-racism and equal opportunity. Any teacher with black children in his or her class would surely think twice about using a book that clearly says creatures and thus humans are worthless unless they are white!

ANNE E DOUGLAS

(Nursery teacher)

Romford, Essex

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